Meet Martina

Martina Chavis, DPT

Martina, the owner and Founder of Laulima Physical Therapy, is a compassionate individual with a passion for helping people. Raised in Czechoslovakia, she developed a love for travel, swimming, and athletics. Martina specialized in Geography and Physical Education, completing two years at the University of Presov in Slovakia. She then moved to the United States to pursue a career in Physical Therapy. In 2012, she received her Doctorate from Wayne State University in Michigan. Martina has been serving patients on O’ahu, Hawaii ever since.

Advanced Experience

Martina gained valuable experience as a part of a Team Rehabilitation Company, where she served as the primary provider for the Detroit Lions. Drawing from this experience, along with her knowledge gained from Kinesiotaping courses, Martina specializes in assisting athletes recovering from ACL injuries, hamstring strains, and shoulder instabilities, helping them seamlessly return to their beloved sports.
With advanced training in vestibular rehabilitation and musculoskeletal techniques, Martina is skilled in spinal manipulations, muscle energy techniques, and neuromuscular retraining. These specialized skills enable her to provide effective care for various musculoskeletal conditions, supporting her patients’ recovery and enhancing their physical well-being.
 Martina, an APTA registered member on Oahu, acknowledges the impact of daily posture, sleep patterns, stress, and gait on pain and functionality. Her primary focus is on effective communication, patient advocacy, and striving for optimal outcomes.