About Us

Why choose us

High level of expertise and success: HRS is a therapist-owned and operated private practice established in 1977, with six highly-skilled occupational and physical therapists, all of whom have attained the prestigious designation of Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). Because of the excellent results we obtain with our patients and our ongoing commitment to education and quality care, many of the top doctors and surgeons in Southern California refer their patients to Hand Rehabilitation Specialists.

Focus on individualized treatment: We do not believe in cookie cutter formulas. Our patients’ plans of care are constantly being reassessed and upgraded.

Knowledgeable about delicate healing tissues: We have expertise in treating injuries in all phases, including early stages when healing tissues are most vulnerable.

Skilled in the latest treatment techniques: Our therapists are dedicated to ongoing education and utilize the latest research and state-of-the-art techniques in their programs.

Comprehensive, patient-oriented care: Our conscientious, compassionate therapists go the extra mile to involve patients in their treatment planning and educate them about all aspects of their injury, goal setting, and treatment program.

Communication: We place a strong emphasis on collaboration with referring physicians and other health care professionals.

Our History

1977
HRS History
HRS Founded

Ann England, OTR, establishes one of the first private practice hand therapy clinics in California. The American Society of Hand Therapists is also founded this year.

1988
Laurie
Laurie Roundtree joins
Laurie Roundtree, OTR/L joins the practice and manages the Oxnard office. She becomes a CHT in 1991 with the inaugural CHT exam.
1991
Testing
Test Established

The Hand Therapy Certification Test is established . Ann , Laurie, Heidi and Eileen gain the designation CHT.

1994
Heidi
Heidi Bower-Dutra joins

Heidi Bowers-Dutra , OTR/L, CHT joins the practice as clinical supervisor of the Thousand Oaks office.  She passed the inaugural CHT exam in 1991.

2000
Eileen
Eileen Seiberlich joins

Eileen Seiberlich, OTR/L, CHT joins the practice. She passed the inaugural CHT exam in 1991.

2004
New Owners
Ann England

Ann sadly loses her fight to cancer, leaving Laurie and Heidi as the new owners of the Thousand Oaks Office.

2004
Satellite Location
Simi Valley

Heidi and Laurie open a satellite in Simi Valley . Eileen Seiberlich, OTR/L, CHT becomes the clinical supervisor.

2011
Adrienne
Adrienne Hofman joins

Adrienne Hofman, PT, MSPT, CHT joins HRS and passes the CHT exam in 2016.

2015
Shanna
Shanna Lucero joins

Shanna Lucero, MS OTR/L joins the practice She passed the inaugural CHT exam in 2020.

2021
Alex
Alex Kim joins

Alex received his Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, San Marcos.

2023
Jennifer
Jennifer Zarkos joins
Jenny graduated from University of St. Augustine, San Marcos with her Masters in Occupational Therapy. 
2023
Jessica
Jessica Uyehara
Jessica graduated with a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Loma Linda University.