Our Team

Credentials

Adrienne Hofmann

DPT, CHT

Dr. Hofmann attended California State University, Northridge (CSUN) where she earned her Bachelor of Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science, as well as her Masters of Physical Therapy. She went on to complete her Doctorate of Physical therapy from the University of Montana.

Throughout college she was involved with various student organizations and research projects including a campus wellness program called WorkPHT which brought flexibility and strength exercises to the university staff. She has also had the opportunity to travel to Vietnam through Health Volunteers Overseas to provide education and treatment to an orthopedic hospital in De Nang.

During her undergraduate education, Dr. Hofmann worked for Hand Rehabilitation Specialists as a physical therapy aide. During that time, she developed a passion for hand therapy and the high quality care delivered by the clinic’s therapists. Before returning to hand therapy, Dr. Hofmann gained experience working in outpatient orthopedics treating various injuries of the arm, shoulder, neck, back and lower extremity.

In her spare time, she enjoys rock climbing, knitting, cooking/baking, running, and spending time with her husband, kids, and pup (Pretzel).

Credentials

Shanna Lucero

MS OTR / L, CHT

Shanna completed her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from California State University, Dominguez Hills in 2012. She was part of the Phi Kappa Phi Occupational Therapy Honors Society and graduated with Magna Cum Laude recognition. Prior to that, she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management Information Systems in 2008.
 
Shanna has provided occupational therapy interventions for individuals with various orthopedic and neurological conditions in a multitude of settings, such as acute rehabilitation, acute care, skilled nursing homes, and outpatient clinics. She has a total of 9 years of experience focusing solely on the upper extremity and enjoys the fascinating intricacy of the hand as well as custom splint fabrication.
 
Furthermore, Shanna is passionate about helping stroke survivors regain functional use of their hands and underwent Saebo orthoses certification. When not at work, Shanna enjoys quality time with her husband and daughter, cuddling with her two dogs, playing the guitar/ukelele, and travel.

Credentials

Heidi Bowers-Dutra

OTR / L, CHT

Heidi earned her degree in occupational therapy from Boston University  and began her career working at a regional spinal cord injury center at University Hospital in Boston.

In 1985, she became the Clinical Specialist for Hand Therapy at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she was involved in multiple research projects, including early motion programs for flexor tendon repairs and MCP arthroplasties. In 1985 she established the Hand Therapy Program at University of Massachusetts Medical Center. She directed that program until 1990 when she became the Clinical Hand Therapy Specialist at Northridge Hospital in Northridge, California.

Heidi joined Hand Rehabilitation Specialists in 1992 and she is now the co-director/co-owner with Laurie Roundtree. One of the first Certified Hand Therapists in the country, Heidi is a charter member of the American Society of Hand Therapists. She is a contributing author to the American Society of Hand Therapists Treatment Guidelines and has presented poster sessions at the annual ASHT meetings. Heidi has also lectured nationally on various upper extremity topics. In her free time, Heidi enjoys riding her horse Ted and traveling to exotic places with her family.

Credentials

Laurie Roundtree

OTR / L, CHT

Laurie graduated from Tufts University in Boston and immediately started her career in hand therapy. Early positions included Chief Therapist at the Arcadia Hand Rehab Center, director of the Santa Anita Hand Center, and ergonomic consultant.

In 1988 she joined Hand
Rehabilitation Specialists as Director of the former Oxnard branch. Since 2002 she is co-director/co-owner of Hand Rehabilitation Specialists with Heidi Bowers-Dutra. She is proud to be both a charter member of the American Society of Hand Therapists and one of the first Certified Hand Therapists in the country (1991 inaugural credentialing).

Laurie has lectured on upper extremity topics at both national and local conferences and co-authored a poster presentation on thumb arthritis at the 2003 ASHT Conference. She consulted as a technical advisor to Jim Carrey for his role as a head injury victim in the movie “The Number 23.” She continues to be interested in creative problem solving, accurate assessment, individualized treatment programs, ergonomic assessment and education, and innovative splinting options. Outside of work Laurie’s passions include spending time with her family, photography, hiking, travel, yoga and fitness.

Credentials

Eileen Seiberlich

OTR / L, CHT

Eileen graduated from Loma Linda University in 1985 knowing she had a deep desire to specialize in the field of hand therapy. She started her career at the Santa Anita Hand Center, and five years later successfully passed the 1991 inaugural credentialing exam and
became a Certified Hand Therapist.
 
Prior to joining Hand Rehabilitation Specialists in 2000, Eileen also worked in Los Angeles’ San Gabriel Valley at Interstate Rehabilitation, Inc. and at Pacific West Hand Center, both outpatient private hand centers. She is now responsible for managing HRS’s Simi Valley Office. She is known for her intuitive expertise in the evaluation and treatment of patients with chronic pain and cumulative trauma disorders, designing creative functional activities and successfully producing outcomes for patients where treatment has failed in the past. Eileen spent three years serving on the board of the Hand Therapy Society of Greater Los Angeles as both vice-president and president providing opportunities for high-quality continuing education to So Cal therapists.
 
Education is something that she values highly, and she is committed and excited when overseeing field work for students. Another passion of hers is photography, particularly of newborns. Eileen lives with her husband and 4 children in Simi Valley.

Credentials

Alex Kim

OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Alex received his Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, San Marcos. From the beginning of his professional journey, he knew that his ultimate goal was to become a Certified Hand Therapist.  After briefly working in home health care, he worked for a local hand therapy clinic until he joined the team at Hand Rehabilitation Specialists. He maintains a passion for researching new evidence in hand therapy to help him achieve the best possible outcomes with his clients.  Additionally, Alex has a background and interest in Ergonomics, which he heavily utilized to conduct his capstone research that assessed the workplace wellness for the occupation of hairdressers.

Outside of the office, Alex enjoys working out, hiking, swimming, spending time with his girlfriend, and watching the Los Angeles Lakers win more championships.

Credentials

Jennifer Zarkos

OTR/L, CLT-LANA

Jenny graduated from University of St. Augustine, San Marcos with her Masters in Occupational Therapy.  While she was in school, she knew her ultimate goal was to become a hand therapist. During the past 9 years, she has worked in multiple different adult settings such as acute rehab, inpatient rehab, and outpatient.  She has served leadership roles in the neurology rehab department in San Diego, and re-developed a lymphedema program at USC with a world known plastic surgeon that specializes in lymphedema bypass surgeries.  Jenny has obtained her Certified Lymphedema Therapist and license in Lymphology Association of North America, she also was certified in LSVT-BIG and SAEBO.  In 2018, she got invited by the USC OT Department to go on a mission trip to Ghana to help children with disabilities, and while there also mentored USC OT students.  She loves to continue to expand her knowledge in Hand Therapy and is currently working towards her CHT. Her passion is to help others. 

In her free time, she loves to spend time with her 2 boys and 2 dogs. She  loves to travel the world, and is an avid hiker/backpacker