Meet the Ohana Sports Medicine Team
Daniel Schaal, PT, OSM Kalaheo
Daniel Schaal, graduated in 1998 from the University of New Mexico in Physiotherapy, began his career working at Taos Physical Therapy in Northern New Mexico, focused on outpatient rehabilitation and sports medicine. While at Taos PT he became certified in the Work Steps method of workman’s compensation injury prevention and management. He also developed the ACL and total joint replacement pre-operative programs and started helping in the pre-ski testing and strengthening program.
In 2001, Dan moved to Ele’ele, Kauai, HI to manage a newly opened clinic for HealthSouth. In 2005, Dan opened Ohana Sports Medicine in Port Allen, in 2011 purchased a lager building and moved to Kalaheo and in 2016 opened a second location in Kapaa. As the CEO and Director of Physiotherapy, Dan has taken Ohana Sports Medicine from a small operation to a leader in full service physiotherapy and rehabilitation services. He is a clinical instructor for the University of Colorado, Denver’s Doctor of Physiotherapy program and Southwest Baptist University’s Doctor of Physiotherapy program.
Prior to becoming a Physiotherapist, Dan earned a Bachelors of Science in Physical Education from the University of New Mexico. He coached Gymnastics for 12 years and worked as Physical Thearpy Technician at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. Dan was raised in Ft. Collins, Colorado, where he lived until 1985.
Michelle Pacilio, MPT, OSM Kalaheo
Michelle is originally from California where she received her BA in Anthropology from UCLA in 1993. Following her undergraduate studies, Michelle became a successful personal trainer in Los Angeles, working with some of Hollywood’s top celebrities as well as becoming fitness choreographer for the hit film “The Nutty Professor.”
Michelle’s passion for health and fitness propelled her to pursue a career in Physical Therapy, receiving her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Chapman University in 2002. Since then, she has worked in a variety of clinical settings including neuro rehab, home health, inpatient, and most extensively in outpatient orthopedics. For the last 9 years, Michelle has focused her energy through rigorous continuing education to become Kauai’s most experienced physical therapist treating Pelvic Floor Dysfunction for both men and women, with expertise in the treatment of incontinence, pelvic pain, colorectal issues, and pelvic girdle dysfunction.
She has a patient-centered approach to treatment, utilizing manual skills, postural retraining, patient education regarding their health and fitness, and individualized exercise programs to promote independence and foster self-reliance. Focus of treatment involves assessing the “whole person”, rather than just the parts, to optimize mobility and function.
A resident of the beautiful island of Kauai since 2003, Michelle resides in Kalaheo with her physical therapist husband, Gregg Pacilio, and their two children, Jai and Jade. In her free time she enjoys yoga, playing roller derby, and spending quality time with her family.
Jeff Gatling, PT, DPT, OSM Kapaa
Jeff grew up in Tennessee, north of Nashville, then moved to northern California in 2000 for undergraduate school at Pacific Union College, with a BS in marine biology and pre-physical therapy major. Jeff then moved to southern California and received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2006 from Loma Linda University. Since receiving his DPT, Jeff has worked in multiple settings, gaining a wide variety of experience, such as, outpatient sports medicine, home health care, acute rehab, geriatrics, pediatrics, and hospital inpatient care. Jeff did his doctoral research on shoulder mechanics and was privileged to do his studies with pitchers on the LA Dodgers during training camp in Vero Beach, Florida. Jeff has also been taking the Mulligan concept courses for manual therapy.
Jeff currently lives on the east side of Kauai in Kapaa, where is is the administrator for the Kapaa office. He enjoys the great outdoors that Kauai has to offer, participating in hiking with his dog, kayaking, going to the beach, camping, and surfing daily. He is also a regular participant with volunteering for K.O.R.E. in Hanalei, assisting handicapped persons being able to get into the ocean and surfing.
Jesse Spadino, DPT
Jesse Spadino graduated with his BS degree from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA where he also competed in freestyle snowboarding. He continued this passion for knowledge and boarding when he moved to Regis University in Denver, Colorado to begin his studies in physical therapy where he graduated with his DPT in 2018. Originally from Pennsylvania, he has recently moved to Kaua'i to begin practicing physical therapy here at Ohana Sports Medicine.
Jesse has focused his practical experience on general outpatient and sports rehab where enjoys helping patients restore functionality and return to "game ready" status. He also has experience with orthopedic and acute rehab within the hospital setting as well as providing therapy within the skilled nursing facility setting giving him a well-rounded background in rehabilitation. He is excited about providing services that utilize his training in vestibular therapy as well as advanced mobilization and manipulation.
Jesse currently lives in Kalaheo where he enjoys being active surfing, free diving and hiking. He is excited to be here at OSM to help get you moving and back on your feet doing the things that are important to you.
Brittany Washko, PT, DPT, OSM Kalaheo
Brittany grew up in the Chicago land area, though graduated with her BS degree from University of Dayton, in Dayton, OH. Afterwards she returned back home where she earned her DPT degree at University of Illinois at Chicago in 2018. Brittany then moved out west to southern Oregon where she completed her Orthopaedic PT Residency program at Riverside Physical Therapy from 2018-2019. During this program she focused on gaining more mentoring, manual skills, using evidenced based practice for patient treatment, and preparing to become an Orthopaedic Certified Specialist in the future. She recently moved to Kauai to continue her career here at OSM.
Brittany currently lives in Lihue and enjoys hiking, playing volleyball at the beach, and finding new healthy recipes to cook. She is excited to join the OSM team and help patients achieve their rehab goals and get back to activities they enjoy.
Marti Bradbury, PT
Marti is originally from KY where she spent her childhood showing quarter horses. She graduated from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY with her physical therapy degree in 2012. She began her career in pediatrics and then transitioned to working as traveling physical therapist on the west coast. As a traveler, she worked in a variety of settings including geriatrics, schools, and outpatient orthopedics. She is excited to continue to learn at OSM.
Marti lives on the east side in Kapaa. Shes enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking, and going to the beach. She's been having fun checking out the trails that Kauai has to offer. She recently got her scuba diving certification and is excited to explore more of the ocean around Kauai.
Heidi Dolezal, PT
Heidi grew up in Colorado. She received her Masters of Physical Therapy (PT) from Mount St. Mary's in Los Angeles, CA in 1996. Heidi has worked in both Colorado & Texas, and gained significant experience in the PT field. This experience including starting, managing and growing a stand-alone clinic in Flower Mound, TX for the Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation, where she was both a manager & Clinical Instructor (CI). In Colorado, she helped the Colorado Athletic Conditioning Clinic open & grow a second clinic in Parker, CO.
The 3 years before moving to Kauai, Heidi's caseload was evenly split between oncology and spine patients. In the previous 15+ years, Heidi's PT emphasized therapies for the spine and scoliosis, incorporating a Pilates-based rehab. During Heidi's time in CO, she gained experience with sports injuries - focusing on the shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle.
Heidi has multiple certifications - including: ReVital Oncology (focus: Breast, Head and Neck cancers), Trigger-Point dry needling (Kinetic-Core), Graston, Pilate's Balanced Body, and Yoga teacher training certification (200 YTT). Heidi also partnered with SouthWest Scoliosis Institute to implement protocols for pre and post-surgical patients.
Heidi was raised in Brighton, Colorado (20 miles N.E. of Denver), where she skied, rode dirt bikes, horses, cycled, camped, backpacked, and four-wheeled. Heidi loves skiing (she taught skiing professional for 20+ years and is a Stage II certified instructor).
Heidi moved to Kauai with her husband in early 2020, and resides on the island's West Side. Heidi has two children residing on the mainland - one each in Colorado & Texas.
Carolyn's interest in total health has led her to pursue becoming a Pilates Instructor. With a background in Personal Training and holistic health, adding Pilates has helped her understand how core strength, balance and flexibility can help change and transform people's bodies in a positive way. For 7 years, Carolyn has been a Certified Peak Pilates Instructor, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Institute for Integrative Nutrition graduate.
Kris Hunt, Physical Therapy Assistant, OSM Kapaa
Kris graduated from North Idaho College with an AAS Physical Therapist Assistant degree in 2001. Upon graduation, she began working in the Neuro Unit at St. Luke's Rehabilitation Center in Spokane, Washington, primarily with stroke victims still in the acute phase of their recovery. In June 2002 she passed the Idaho State Board Examination for Licensure. While working at St. Luke's, she became certified in Aquatic Therapy, also known as pool therapy and began working for North Idaho Physical Therapy in June 2002, a busy outpatient physical therapy clinic. She continued to study all aspects of physical therapy specializing in Neuromuscular Motor Point Manual Therapy, Balance & Exercise, Posture, Sports Medicine, Youth Athletics, Post-surgical Rehabilitation and much more. She remained with NIPT for 13 years before moving to Kauai.
When she, her daughter and husband aren't in school or working, they're out "discovering all that Kauai has to offer, from hiking and biking to swimming and our new favorite activity, SUP."
Marc Esposito, PTA, OSM Kalaheo
Prior to coming to OSM Marc worked for 13 years at Turquoise Trail and Therapy Solutions in Santa Fe New Mexico. With much of his experience gained in a Physical Therapy Outpatient setting, Marc has also worked and interned in other settings as well, including Home Health, Skilled Nursing facility, Neuro rehab with aquatic therapy.
In 2001 he became a licensed Massage Therapist and in 2006 getting certified as a Neuromuscular Therapist, leading him to getting involved with professional endurance athletes, mixing well with his own long distance running background.
After receiving his Associates as a Physical Therapist Assistant he then moved to Kauai and has enjoyed all it has to offer, both in the community and all outdoor activities. Marc is very excited to be one of the newest members of the Ohana Sports Medicine team.
Shan Seto, Front Office Manager, OSM Kalaheo
Shan is the Front Office Manager officially, however, unofficially, she is the heart and soul of the operation. Often the first person with whom a patient has contact, Shan’s easy local style puts people at ease. Shan's been with Ohana Sports Medicine since 2005, and is really more a member of the family than an employee. Thanks Shan for all you do!
Deb Gallegos, Front Office Manager Kapa'a
Deb was born and raised in Colorado, but has lived in Arkansas, New Jersey, Nevada, Oklahoma and now Hawaii just to mention a few places. She has been happily married to her husband Rick for 14 years. The two of them visited Kauai in 2016 for their 10th Wedding Anniversary and neither wanted to leave. They spent two years planning their move to Kauai and on October 9, 2018 it became a reality. They are the parents of an 8 year old B&W Shih-Tzu named Gizmo, who they have had since he was 8 weeks old. Snorkeling is her most favorite thing to do here on the island.