Physical Therapy Located in Kailua Kona, Hawaii

We bring the best and most needed physical therapy services to the island.

Questions or Comments?

We do not accept appointment changes online. To modify or cancel your appointment, please call us.


Our Mission

Our unique mission is to bring specialty care to Kailua Kona.


We understand that great rehabilitation should focus on overcoming daily challenges that you the individual encounter each day.


Our Services

 Our Specialties Include


Compensation Injuries

Vertigo Treatment &
Balance Training


Home Safety

Strength &

Our Team

Dr. Brett Carey, DPT, CEO & Chief Medical Officer

Brett has spent his entire career on the Hawaii Island practicing in both Hilo and Kona.


He is known for creative approaches to rehabilitation using minimal to no equipment and placing a heavy emphasis over injuries. He views injuries as opportunities for individual growth and improvement – both physically and mentally. He embraces working in a rural community and sees patients ranging from young keiki to senior kapuna. He has helped create app based technology that is used worldwide to give individuals access to physical therapy in countries where such services do not exist.


Dr. Carey is a tireless philanthropist and assists with the efforts of several community based nonprofit groups. He is a member of the March of Dimes Hall of Fame and is a recipient of Old Dominion University’s prestigious Outstanding Alumnus Award.


Dr. Genelle Botje, DPT

Genelle holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from Shepherd University and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the West Virginia University School of Medicine. Genelle has expanded her knowledge in sports performance enhancement and biomechanics in order to provide the best evidence-based care for those at all levels wanting to continue to lead an active lifestyle.


Prior to working for Kalo Physical Therapy, Genelle managed a privately-owned PT and Sports Medicine clinic in Tucson, AZ for two years before returning to Hawaii in 2018 with her Kona born-and-raised fiancé, Dr. Aren Thompson, D.O. They couldn’t be happier to have permanently settled back into the community they love while helping to fill the ever-growing shortage of healthcare providers on the island.


Genelle is also involved in a variety of indoor and outdoor sports which have collectively fueled a strong foundation in sports and orthopedics injuries. She has volunteered her time with the IRONMAN World Championship Active Release Treatment (ART) Team and has also completed courses specific to bike fit, running, ImPACT-certified concussion management, and treatment of the CrossFit athlete.


Dr. (Carly) Kauwela Neal, DPT

Carly was born and raised in Kailua-Kona. She is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools and later attended Texas and California to further pursue her education.


As a former Division I NCAA collegiate athlete, she understands the physical, mental, and emotional aspects that can transpire from injuries and chronic pain. Carly is dedicated to serving the community of which she was raised and is devoted to serving all populations of those in need with the experiences she’s had with orthopedic, neurologic, geriatric, vestibular, sports, and women’s health populations. Carly has also experienced the benefits of manual therapy and has been trained with the Maitland Approach towards further rehabilitation.

Brian J. Mello, President & Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Mello believes Hawaii island has long deserved the best healthcare resources possible. Knowing the island experiences budget shortfalls and high provider turnover, he employs creative solutions to ensure that Kama’aina high school and college age students are put first. He seeks to create opportunities for young locals interested in becoming physical therapists to return home within the communities that raised them.


Brian works in both the Hawaiian and Mid-Atlantic regions pursuing vast and varied resources; believing in the traditional values of: Kūlia i ka nu’u prestigious / seeking to create the highest benefit for our unique communities.

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Contact Us

Find Us

Kalo Physical Therapy Multispecialty Group, LLC
75-5597 Palani Road
Kailau Kona, Hawaii 96740



Open Hours

7:00am - 5:00pm


We’re located in Fitness Forever Hawaii
the former Hilo Hatties building

Questions or Comments?

We do not accept appointment changes online. To modify or cancel your appointment, please call us.

COVID-19 Update

Physical Therapy is considered an essential service; therefore, Kalo Physical Therapy will remain open for in-person sessions. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation actively and are abiding by recommendations from federal, state, and local authorities to ensure a safe environment for all.
Prior to arriving for your appointment, you must wear a protective mask that covers both mouth and nose. Our physical therapists will wear masks and disinfect between each patient. We also deep clean the physical therapy area every evening. Our business goal is the safety and care of our patients.