Dr. Brett Carey is a physical therapist hailing from Kona, Hawaii. His family originates from County Tipperary, Ireland. He is the CEO of Kalo Physical Therapy, an outpatient multispeciality group that serves the rural Big Island community. Kalo is the only Physical Therapy group on Hawaii Island that accepts all Medicaid plans and is committed to serving all members of Hawaii’s diverse community.
In 2011, he co-founded IREHAB.com, which provided free access to autonomous treatment applications for lower back pain. In 2013, IREHAB’s lower back pain app became the 43rd most downloaded app out of 7,000 fitness apps. He uses creative, technology based approaches to bridge care gaps in underserved communities.
As volunteer President of We Make HI, Inc, he has secured grant funding in order to instruct non-profit dentists in making free 3D printed dentures for uninsured, low-income adults. We Make HI Inc, also provides free custom hand and finger splints for uninsured adults that have suffered debilitating injuries.
He also serves as Chairman for the Information Technology Committee for the West Hawaii Community Health Centers – a non profit health center network. Previously he served the West Hawaii Community Health Centers as the Board of Directors President, becoming the youngest ever Board President of a Federally Qualified Health Center.
Dr. Carey is passionate about advancing Island economies and believes strongly that Island communities throughout the world should work together towards creative, competitive solutions to ensure autonomy for all Island peoples. He also has a strong passion towards Northern Ireland and constantly seeks to connect the diaspora with the unique history and ongoing political changes of the region.
In past he has been awarded as a March of Dimes Hall of Fame member and the Outstanding Alumni for Old dominion University.