Meynard V Enriquez , PT, DPT, CCVT, CMP • Clinical Director
Meynard is currently the clinical director at Hawaii Sports and Balance Center. He graduated from California State University in Northridge with a Bachelor in Health Science in 1999 and a Masters in Physical Therapy in 2002. He continued his education at A.T. Still University, earning a Post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2015. He has had a mentorship for spinal cord injury at Craig Hospital and is one of only eight Certified Mulligan Practitioners (CMP) in Hawaii. Meynard is recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association as a Certified Clinical Vestibular Therapist (CCVT) through Emory Medical School in Atlanta, Georgia, and 360 Neuro in Austin, Texas. Meynard is trained in advanced spinal manipulation through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy.
Meynard started his career working inpatient rehabilitation at Valley Presbyterian hospital and the Southern California Orthopedic Institute. From there, he worked at Huntington Rehabilitation in Pasadena, California, where he had the opportunity to work closely with professional soccer players from Chivas USA and Mexico, with an emphasis on outpatient orthopedics and ACL rehabilitation. He later planned and coordinated the center’s outpatient balance and vestibular clinic, while concurrently working in pediatric home health, specializing in early intervention. In 2005, Meynard moved to Kauai and started working at Wilcox Hospital’s outpatient and inpatient departments, and was the first to introduce specialized vestibular rehabiliitation to the island.
In 2008, Meynard started Hawaii Sports and Balance Center with the mission of bringing new technology, evidence based physical therapy, and a new level of hands on care to the medically underserved community of Kauai. Meynard exemplifies service to his community whether through organizing fall prevention and educational events for the Parkinson’s Support Group, the MS Society and the Agency for Elderly affairs, or injury prevention clinics at the Kauai Marathon. He has also served 2 years as the strength and conditioning coach for the Kauai High school basketball team.
Meynard hopes to be able to continue to give back to his community, serve all his patients, and create opportunities for his team at Hawaii Sports and Balance Center who allow him to do what he loves every single day. Meynard is a clinical instructor for doctoral physical therapy programs at Regis University, the University of St. Augustine, and the University of Mary, North Dakota, as well as the Regis University Orthopedic Residency. He has instructed in advanced spinal manipulation at the Doctoral level and enjoys mentoring future physical therapists in the profession. He has most recently been chosen to represent the Hawaii Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association as the Centennial Scholar, a distinction given to 100 physical therapists nationwide who have been individually selected to lead the profession for the next few years.
On his spare time, Meynard enjoys fishing, bow hunting, playing tennis and spending time with his family and children.