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IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health

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IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health

1010 South King Street, Suite 401
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 521-8170
IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health, Orthopedics, Health and Beauty, Honolulu, Hawaii

IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health is Oahu’s source for orthopedic surgery, osteopathic manipulation, and minimally invasive treatments such as sports medicine, nutritional medicine, and lifestyle coaching.

Promoting health and recovery in everything they do, the talented doctors of IMUA provide exceptional medical and surgical care in a supportive environment. IMUA generally prescribes conservative therapies, including osteopathic manipulative treatment, physical therapy, and short-term medications. Through a proper diet, exercise, and guidance of surgical and non-operative treatments, IMUA believes that anyone can enjoy a happier, healthier, and pain-free lifestyle.

Beyond providing orthopedic services, IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health gives back to the community by being actively involved in organizations such as “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” and “International Bodyboarding Association GoPro 2013,” as well as public health education, teaching locals how to avoid common injuries, and how the food is both fuel and medicine for the body.

IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health participates with the majority of insurance plans, making it easy for patients to receive the care they need. To learn more about the IMUA team, headed by Doctors Elizabeth M. Ignacio, M.D. and Nicole Yukiko Gesik, D.O., visit IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health online or call (808) 521-IMUA today. 

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Injuries can impact your mobility and prevent you from enjoying the sports you love, but orthopedic surgeons can assist with procedures designed to restore you to full functionality....read more
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Aloha friend, If you have been paying attention to the news or social media lately you may have noticed that there is a lot of information about inflammation in the body and it's eff...read more
If you are an athlete, recreational or competitive, hydration is critical for optimal performance. There are a lot of opinions out there on the internet about what you should drink b...read more
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Are you interested in learning more about nutrition, but aren't sure you need one-on-one support? This is a great opportunity for you! Beth Danowsky, RD, LD, the Registered Dietitian...read more
Treat your body to some warm weather exercise this springtime, and you’ll reap rewards all year long. The team at IMUA Orthopedics Sports & Health in Honolulu, HI is availab...read more
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Inside and outside of my practice often get asked, “what’s the best diet out there?” While I do not believe there is a such thing as a perfect diet for everyone, I do think there are...read more
Grain-Free Banana Bread RecipeMarch 12, 2015 by Beth Danowsky RD CLCwith 0 commentsPosted due to popular demand…This recipe is one of my favorites. Waste those brown banana’s no more...read more
IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health in Honolulu is committed to helping people across Oahu enjoy peak physical health and eliminate chronic pain. With a whole-health approach to we...read more
Not only is Honolulu’s IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health staffed with some of Hawaii’s best sports medicine specialists, orthopedic doctors, and osteopathic physicians, but this ...read more
The excitement from the New Year has quickly come and gone, but if you’re one of the many people striving for a healthier lifestyle in 2015, then chances are one of your New Year’s r...read more
Many people make it their New Year’s resolution to slim down and improve their physical fitness. But why wait until January to get in shape? The sports medicine professionals at ...read more
With the holidays almost here, you’re likely faced with a seemingly endless variety of gift ideas and choices: Should you spring for the latest gadget? Are the kids at an age where t...read more
Halloween can be a scary holiday for your waistline. If you find yourself perusing the candy aisle or sneaking treats from your kids' trick-or-treat haul, you need some healthy alter...read more
For any athlete, few injuries are more disruptive than those associated with knee pain. The knee plays a crucial role in nearly all kinds of athletic motion, vitally contributing to ...read more
No athlete expects to get injured, but as the fall sports season inches closer, it’s a comfort to know that someone can help you recover and get back on the field if something does g...read more
With surfing and beach sports culture being as amazing as it is in Hawaii, it's important to make sure that your body is well cared for. With the exceptional medical care provided by...read more
At IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health, we embrace the philosophy that healthy eating can, and should be, a sustainable part of your life. This means that you don’t need to spend c...read more
Stress doesn’t just affect your mind negatively; it can have negative affects on your body as well. As much as people try to avoid it, it seems stress often takes over anyway. Stress...read more
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One of the best things about summer is the abundance of sweet, juicy fruit that is available. Farmers markets and grocery stores come alive with all the rich colors and shapes of Mot...read more
Obesity rates have more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in America in the past 30 years. It is fair to say that childhood obesity has reached epidemic proporti...read more
Chances are that ‘healthy’ would not feature in your description of how you choose to celebrate America’s Independence Day. However you chose to celebrate the day – whether it’s...read more
With the weather in a constant sunny state, summer is the perfect time to practice all the outdoor sports you love. Whether you fancy tennis, basketball, volleyball, or watersports, ...read more
We want to share one of our favorite breakfast recipes with you. This recipe is from one of the IMUA Detox Programs that we run, so it’s gluten free, dairy free, corn free, soy free ...read more
EFFORTLESS LENTIL STEW.Ingredients: (serves 4 – 6) 2 cups lentils3-4 cloves garlic1 medium onion2 medium carrots2 celery stacks2 tsp ground cumin1 tsp sea salt2 tbs extra virgin oliv...read more
YUMMY YAM CHIPS:Ingredients:1 medium- large yam1.5 tbs coconut oil½ – 1 tsp Kaiulani Spices Exotic Curry Seasoning*Sea salt and black pepper to taste*Kaiulani Spices is a local Hawai...read more
At IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health, our wellness coach guides clients to not only get the most nourishment from their food, but also from all these other wonderful parts of li...read more
April, otherwise known as 'Foot Health Awareness Month', brings attention to an important part of your body. While you're out enjoying an active lifestyle this spring, remember that ...read more
While you can't always predict how your body will feel from day-to-day, there are things you can do to stay healthy. Whether it's walking a few extra steps a day, changing your eatin...read more
Osteopathic manipulation is a hands-on approach to diagnose and treat specific joint problems. The process works by isolating stiff areas in the spine and extremities, and applying g...read more
If you're ready to live a life full of energy and vitality and feel great in your body, lets get started with five free, fun things that you can do for your beautiful body today...1....read more
At IMUA, our wellness coach enjoys empowering clients with recipes and ideas that allow for a tasty alternative to traditionally not-so-healthy meals, such as creamy mashed potatoes....read more
Exercise is an important factor in living a healthy life. However, for optimal results, it’s also important to maintain a proper diet, which changes your metabolism and sets a good f...read more
With your busy work schedule, you may think that there’s no time for exercise. Your hours at the office may cause you to forget about becoming fit. But the wellness coaching experts ...read more
If you actually want to achieve your New Years Resolutions this year then you've come to the right place!We have five tips to share with you, that will guide you in making sure that ...read more
If you actually want to achieve your New Years Resolutions this year then you've come to the right place!We have five tips to share with you, that will guide you in making sure that ...read more
Everyone has made their fair share of unhealthy decisions this year, but it’s time to stop dwelling on what went wrong, and focus on gearing up for positive changes in 2014. New Year...read more
Can you believe 2013 is almost over!?If you’ve been as busy as we have; you may not even have time to exhale before we welcome in 2014! But, it’s important to sometimes bring yoursel...read more
When you’re prepared to make a lifestyle change, but unsure, nervous, or hesitant to start, the personal wellness coaching services offered by IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health a...read more
IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health is Oahu’s top source for sports medicine and orthopedic care. With the mission of moving every patient forward, IMUA blends a variety of the bes...read more