Our Doctors & Specialists
Jennyzen (Jae) Santiago – PT, MPT
Jennyzen C. Santiago, PT, MPT received her BS in Psychology from the University of California, Davis with an emphasis in Biology, and her Master of Physical Therapy from California State University, Long Beach. Jennyzen is experienced in caring for patients of all ages, with various orthopedic and sports related injuries. Jennyzen specializes in pelvic floor physical therapy, indicated for most post-partum women or women suffering from pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, diastasis recti abdominis, and pelvic girdle dysfunction. For this, she is currently working to receive her Women’s Health Clinical Certification. Through her skilled administration of manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and functional mobility training, Jennyzen is a valuable member of the OSR team. In her free time she enjoys working out, yoga and surfing the north shore.
Regina Lavelle – MPT, DAC
Originally from New York, Regina graduated from Long Island University with a B.S. in Health Science and M.S. in Physical Therapy. She also graduated from Oriental Medical Institute of Hawaii with certificate in acupuncture. She later went on to receive her Doctorate in Acupuncture.
Currently Regina is certified in Emotional Freedom Technique. She has also had experience as a certified aquatic therapist. In her free time, Regina enjoys traveling the world.
Rylie Pfledderer – PT, DPT
Rylie Pfledderer PT, DPT received her BS in Kinesiology from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Trine University. Rylie is experienced in caring for patients with various orthopedic conditions as well as sport related injuries and vestibular rehabilitation. Due to her passion for sports and orthopedics, she plans on working towards receiving her CSCS certification and becoming specialized in orthopedics in the near future. In her personal time, Rylie enjoys spending time with family and friends, being active outdoors, traveling, and exploring new adventures.
Ewa Mazurek – PT, DPT
Ewa Mazurek PT, DPT received her BS in Kinesiology and Movement Science from University of Illinois in Chicago (2012) and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Sage Graduate School in Troy, New York (2016). She is originally from Poland and emigrated to the US with her family to the Chicago area in 2000. Having traveled frequently throughout her life both in Europe and across the US she chose to pursue the Travel Therapy route. Over the past five years she has traveled cross country working various therapy settings from acute care to outpatient orthopedics, eventually settling down in the beautiful island of Oahu. Her passion is in orthopedics, pain science and neuromuscular re-education and improving patient understanding of pain to restore their functional mobility as well as quality of life. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling, skiing, hiking, snorkeling and lounging on the beach.
Sheyenne Turk – PT, DPT
Sheyenne Turk, PT, DPT received her BS in Athletic Training from Emory & Henry college and then went on to acquire her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Belmont University. Born in PA but lived in southwestern VA for most of her life. Sheyenne moved from TN to Hawaii in 2019 to live with her husband who is in the Army. She was involved in various sports growing up as well as playing tennis in college which drove her passion for helping people reach their goals and lead toward a more active lifestyle. She would like to continue to further her pediatric and orthopedic knowledge with emphasis on aquatic physical therapy. Sheyenne has experience with orthopedic, neurological, athletic, and pediatric populations. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 dogs while exploring Oahu.
Collin Smay – PT, DPT
Collin Smay was born and raised in a small town in the PA mountains outside of Pittsburgh. He attended Penn State University where he studied kinesiology and furthered his academic career at Chatham University where he earned hs doctorate in physical therapy. Collin obtained his strength and conditioning specialist certification (CSCS) which enables him to embody fitness for himself and his clients. As an athlete and someone who values fitness, Collin enjoys working with the athletic population. In addition to athletes, Collin enjoys diagnosis where he can utilize his strong background in manual therapy techniques and biomechanics. Hawaii life has offered him the opportunity to play golf year round, enjoy numerous outdoor activities, and discover new foods. Overall, Collin couldn’t be more pleased for the opportunity to escape the snow and live in paradise.
Jihye Moon – PT, DPT
Jihye received her BS in Kinesiology at University of Houston and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at University of Michigan. While pursuing her DPT, Jihye worked as a research assistant. Jihye is experienced in caring for patients with various orthopedic and neuromusculoskeletal conditions. Jihye is fluent in Korean. She was born in Korea and raised in Texas. Some of her hobbies include, traveling, freediving, snorkeling, scuba diving and hiking. Jihye’s passion for physical medicine is driven by her desire to help people get back to doing what they love.
Angela (Andi) Pepper – LPTA
Originally from Atlanta GA, Angela moved to the US Virgin Islands in pursuit of a Marine Biology degree where she developed a passion for health and wellness. She maintains eight group and wellness certifications to include certified nutritionist, Spinning and Yoga instructor. She has been a personnel trainer for select military units for the last 16 years. While living in Virginia, Angela earned her Associate of Applied Science as a Physical Therapist Assistant graduating top of the class. She’s added the Graston Technique to her list of certifications to provide her Physical Therapy patients with soft-tissue instrument-assisted mobilization. Angela enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, hiking, water activities and has a passion for travel.
Dionne Higbee – LPTA
Dionne hails from the small town of Sidney which is located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia Canada. She received her Bachelor’s in Applied Science from Tidewater Community College in Virginia Beach, VA in 2007. Since that time, she has worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant in a variety of rehabilitation settings, to include; acute care, inpatient, outpatient, skilled nursing facilities, cardiac and sports rehabilitation. Dionne is a certified provider of the Graston Technique where she utilizes instruments to treat soft tissue injury. She enjoys taking continuing education courses to acquire new skills, help patients return to previous levels of function, and achieve their own personal goals. She has a true passion for helping her patients and she strives to educate them on their injury or condition while providing them with the tools they need to reach their goals. Dionne believes patient education is the key to successful rehabilitation.
Dionne and her family recently moved to Hawaii and are enjoying all Oahu has to offer. She especially enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, body boarding, snorkeling, swimming, sailing and exploring new adventures throughout the islands.
Katrina Balman – LPTA
Katrina moved to beautiful Oahu from Kansas City after receiving her Physical Therapist Assistant education and certification. The majority of Katrina’s work as a PTA has emphasized orthopedic rehabilitation for all ages. One of her passions is helping people safely return to their favorite activities. In her spare time, Katrina enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, and discovering new foods. The Maunawili waterfall hike has become one of her favorite places on the island, and she is always looking for new places to discover.
Stacy Henrikson – LPTA
Stacy is originally from St. Louis, MO and has traveled and worked in multiple states such as MO, NM, FL, AL and now HI, with her husband who is Active Duty Air Force. She has been enjoying life on Oahu since July 2020! She received her BS in Psychology at Rockhurst University with a minor in Theology. She then went on to pursue her AS in Physical Therapy at Penn Valley College where she was president of her class and graduated in the top of her class. She grew up with a passion for sports and athletics, playing softball and basketball her whole childhood. She has worked in a variety of settings throughout her career, specializing in Orthopedics, Geriatric Care and Stroke Rehab. She has a love for helping people feel better and empowering them to be the best person they can be, so PT fits in her life perfectly! Stacy has completed the Functional Movement Training Series (FMT) and is certified in Rocktape application that will help improve movement and enhance function for her patients. She has also received certifications from the APTA as a Certified Student Mentor and has helped many future PTA students excel in their clinical settings. In her freetime, she enjoys spending time with her family, crossfit, paddleboarding, snorkeling, playing the piano, playing softball and volunteering in the community.
Chris Garcia – LPTA
Chris grew up in a military family and has moved around her entire life. She attended the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she met her husband in AFROTC; they married in 2002 and began their own military family adventure. Chris received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from UTSA in 2003; during this time, she became a PT patient herself (for the 1st time) for treatment of injuries that would keep her from an Air Force career. Moving every few years was a challenge in deciding which career path to choose, but Chris finally returned to school to pursue a future in Physical Therapy. Chris attended Green River Community College and received her Associates of Applied Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2007.
The next few years brought many more changes and several moves, with Chris working in hospitals, SNFs, and rehab units caring for patients with various diagnoses, to include CVA, TBI, SCI, joint replacement, MS, cardiac rehab, debility and more. She and her family have been stationed in Texas (twice), Washington state, Delaware, Virginia, and now Hawaii. No matter where the Air Force sends them, home is always where her husband and daughter are.
Chris took a few years away from work to focus on family, but is beyond excited to be working at OSR with such a caring staff and skilled group of therapists. In her free time, Chris enjoys reading, working out, hiking, and spending time with her family playing games and watching movies. At this point in her life, Chris has received PT herself numerous times and understands what it’s like to be on the patient side of the experience. Her main focus is to help her patients heal while educating them on their bodies and providing them with the tools to be proactive with their health moving forward.
Mika Gorgonio – LMT
Mika Gorgonio was born and raised here on the beautiful island of Oahu. She received her Bachelors in Speech Communication with foci in Non-verbal Communication, Intercultural Communication and Conflict Management. Mika then attended Hawaii Healing Arts, received her license then immediately started working at Oahu Spine and Rehab.
Mika enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband and 3 beautiful girls. She also loves to work out, Judo, and helping other parents take care of themselves so they can take care of their kids.
Jason Chong – LMT
Jason Chong was born and raised on the beautiful Windward side of Oahu in Kaneohe. Jason graduated from Creighton University with his BS in Biology. He then attended massage school at East-West College of Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon. Jason specializes in different massage techniques such as: Acupressure, Shiatsu, Lomilomi, Sports MET and Hot Stones.
Jason enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, Kung Fu, and Chinese Lion Dancing.