Keiki Therapy, LLC is a contracted provider with HMSA (PPO, HMO, QUEST), HMAA, AlohaCare, Ohana Wellcare, Tricare, CIGNA, United Healthcare (Commercial Plans and Medicaid), UMR, UHA, Aetna and Kaiser insurance. Please contact your insurance company for specifics regarding OT and PT benefits. You will be responsible for all co-insurance, co-pays, deductibles and non-covered services.
Nicole Koranda, OTR/L graduated from Mount Mary University in 1998. Her passion has always been working in pediatrics. She has experience working in outpatient pediatric clinics, hospitals, schools, and home health. Nicole has been trained in treatment techniques for Irlen Syndrome at the Irlen Institute in Longbeach Calf., Primitive Reflexes, Pediatric Kinesio Taping, Interactive Metronome, The Astronaut Protocol, Therapeutic Listening, Sequential Oral Sensory Feeding, and the TEACCH Autism Program. Nicole also developed a Handwriting Camp for print and cursive that she has been running since 2016 on the west side of the Big Island.
Nicole moved to Hawaii with her husband and two children in the summer of 2010. When they landed on the Big Island of Hawaii they were greeted with Aloha and decided to embrace the island life. While working in the Waimea and Kohala schools, Nicole was surprised of the limited outpatient pediatric clinics for children with special needs. At that moment, Nicole's husband said, "some day you will own a pediatric clinic on this island." That dream/vision came true in 2019.
Educating parents and family members on how to maximize a child's independence in daily living skills is Nicole's passion. In her free time, she enjoys playing pickleball, swimming, snorkeling, and hiking with her family.
Lyda Liu, MSPT was born and raised in Hawai'i, on the islands of O'ahu, Maui, and Moloka'i. The Big Island has been her home since 2001. Lyda graduated with a master's in physical therapy from Pacific University, OR in 1994. She began her career in pediatrics at Kapi'olani Medical Center where she received mentorship and training in the NICU, PICU, oncology unit, burn unit, and pediatric outpatient rehabilitation clinic. Over the last 27 years, Lyda has worked in all areas of pediatric rehabilitation and has many years of home health care experience as well.
Lyda currently provides physical therapy services at Keiki Therapy, where she works with children ages birth to 18 years with orthopedic conditions, neurodevelopmental delays, and sensori-motor integration issues. Lyda enjoys the dynamic and creative setting that the arena of pediatric physical therapy provides. Her passion is helping children with special needs and disabilities to reach their highest potential.
In her spare time, Lyda enjoys cycling, hiking, camping, pilates, traveling, paddling, and hanging out with her 2 children (ages 18 and 16 years).
Our WAIMEA clinic is located on the South Side of Mamalahoa Highway (Hawaii Belt Rd) one mile east of North Hawaii Community Hospital. We are located behind Fish and the Hog restaurant. Parking and bathrooms are shared with the restaurant and other businesses.