Our History

Breakthrough Rehab has been serving the people of Hawaii with expertise and personal care since 2001.

  • 2001

    Bert Tada established Breakthrough Rehab, Inc.

    In those early days, Breatkthrough Rehab consisted of one physical therapist (Bert) using one table, an ultrasound machine, and some resistance bands to treat his patients.

  • 2005

    Breakthrough Rehab broadens its services.

    We added Occupational Therapy and Massage Therapy to our repertoire of services to better serve our patients.

  • Today

    Breakthrough rehab is equipped with a variety of exercise equipment and different modalities, such as ultrasound, electric stimulation, traction, and a cold laser to help treat patients.

Meet the Therapists

Our therapists have experience in a variety of settings including: outpatient ortho/neuro, acute and sub-acute care, home health, and long-term care.

Each therapist has a passion for providing patients with individualized care.

Bert Tada


  • Kaimuki High School
  • U.S. Army, 1983-1987 (SP4)
  • Sacramento State Univeristy (BS Pre-therapy)
  • University of Puget Sound (MPT)

Mari Tada


  • Lutheran High School of Hawaii
  • Oregon State University (B.S. Exercise and Sports Science, Certificate in Gerontology)
  • University of Puget Sound (MOT)