Mayra Saborio Amirian, PT, DPT, CHT

Mayra Saborio, PT, DPT, CHT

Owner and Doctor of Physical Therapy Certified Hand Therapist

Hometown: Newbury Park, California

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from E.I.M Institute of Health, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Certificate, Physical Therapy from University of California Northridge
  • BS in Physical Therapy from University of California Northridge
  • BS in Kinesiology from University of California Los Angeles
  • Physical Therapist, California, September 1991
  • Hand Therapy Certification, November 2012
Professional Organizations, Honors:
  • American Physical Therapy Association- member since 1990
  • Therapeutic Associates, Inc./Physical Therapy Scholarship
  • University Scholarship-UCLA
  • National Honors Society member
  • California Scholarship Federation - Lifetime Member

Quick Bio: After graduating and receiving my Certificate in Physical Therapy from Cal State University Northridge, I completed my internships serving at UCLA Hospital in Acute Care, Oasis Physical Therapy San Diego, CA in Orthopedics treating professional athletes, and Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Medical Center in Downey, CA treating neurological impaired pediatric patients. After this, I worked for various Physical Therapy organizations in Los Angeles and Ventura County in home health, acute care, neuro rehab, and outpatient care before purchasing California Hand and Physical Therapy in September of 2008. I have many hours of continuing education in hand therapy and have been treating hands since 1995. I am also a manual therapist with extensive training in the Australian and Maitland approaches. I have treated pediatrics, geriatrics, wound care, sports, orthopedics, and neurological injuries. With the completion of my Doctorate in Physical Therapy, I can now focus my full attention of meeting all aspects of my patients needs through the direct access program, which allows patients to come directly to me for diagnosis, physical therapy treatment, and recommendation to physicians and specialists.

Outside Interest: Dancing, sports, travel, working out, doing yoga and playing the piano

Andrea Karr, PT

Andrea Karr, PT

Hometown: Newbury Park, California

  • BS in Kinesiology, UCLA 1985
  • B.S in Health Science, CSUN, Dec. 1988
  • Cert., Physical Therapy, CSUN, May 1988
  • Physical Therapy, California September 1989
Professional Organizations:
  • American Physical Therapy Association 1988-2004
  • American Council of Exercise since 2004

Quick Bio: With over 15 years in Physical Therapy, Andrea has treated patients of all ages, stages of injury and impairments. After graduation, Andrea began work in Acute Care at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena. Andrea relocated to Ventura County and continued to treat patients in Acute, Rehab and Out-patient care settings at Saint John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard as a staff therapist, Acute care supervisor, Manager of PT/OT services and Clinical Specialist. Andrea joined Ca Hand and P.T. in 2012 and provides care at both of our sites. Andrea can provide clinical care for Hands, Neurological, Orthopedic, Geriatric, Pediatrics, Women's Health (Pelvic Floor, Pre and Post Natal) and Wellness and Prevention.

Outside Interests: Family, Volunteer work, Exercise, Reading



Hometown: Newbury Park, California

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy Musculoskeletal Management, E.I.M Institute of Health, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Certification in Physical Therapy, CSUN
  • B.S. in Health Science, CSUN
  • Certified strength and Conditioning Specialist Distinguished, NSCA
  • B.S. Exercise Physiology track/Physical Education, University of Colorado
  • Physical Therapist, California 1989
Professional Organizations:
  • American Physical Therapy Association 1988, APTA/Orthopedic section 1988,
  • Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy, National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Quick Bio: James has been involved in Sports Medicine/Orthopedic Physical Therapy since 1981 specializing in runners and runner's injuries and as a P.T. since 1989.

James has extensive training in manual therapy approaches ranging from Cyriax, Australian, New Zealand and Norwegian approaches including an OGI orthopedic residency. James uses an eclectic approach with his patients including pain neuroscience education in collaboration with the patients with the goal to produce improving patient functional outcomes and improving overall healthy lifestyle.

Outside Interests: Family, Volunteering, orthopedic physical therapy and sports medicine, exercise, running, reading and stargazing.

Adeola Okediji, PT, DPT, CHT

Adeola Okediji, PT, DPT, CHT

Doctor of Physical Therapy Certified Hand Therapist

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University, NY
  • M.S in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University, CA
  • Physical Therapist, California, Jan. 2022
  • Physical Therapist, NJ, Sept. 2020
  • Physical Therapist, NY, Nov. 1997
  • Hand Therapy Certification, May 2021
  • Recipient of “Excellent Skill in Adult Rehabilitation” Award, one of two awards given yearly, Rusk Institute, 1998
  • Recipient of the Loma Linda University Faculty Award “Demonstrating Outstanding Potential and Promise in the Physical Therapy Profession” 1997
  • Southwest Baptist University-President’s list. Trustee’s list.  Alpha Chi National Honor Society.

Quick Bio: I graduated from Loma Linda University with a Master’s of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1997. After graduation, I was privileged to be employed at Rusk, Institute, a teaching and research hospital affiliated with New York University, NY. I worked in various settings such as Neuro, Acute, Vestibular and Pediatric rehab. After the wonderful knowledge and skills I had acquired at the teaching hospital, I proceeded to venture out on my own and work full time with the pediatric and adult population in a home care setting. Even though I enjoyed this aspect of my career, I decided to push myself further by accepting a full time employment position in the school system and work home care on a part-time basis.

Since I am very passionate about what I do, and I strongly desire to be the best therapist I could be to my patients, I continued to take professional educational courses. I studied to become certified as a hand therapist, which I accomplished in May 2021. Since then, I continue to take professional developmental courses as well as work at California Hands and Physical therapy to continue to develop my skills as a Hand Therapist. Over my 20+ years of working as a Physical Therapist in different settings, and treating various diagnoses, as well as being dedicated to the well-being of my patients, I am cognizant of the fact that working on the patient as a whole is of great importance in my patient’s progress. In order to function at my optimal capacity and be the best Physical Therapist that I can be, and that God wants me to be, I utilize “hands-on” therapy. My motto for patient care is to treat my patients the way I would like to be treated.  I believe that being a Physical Therapist is not just about book knowledge, but it entails providing healing with our hands physically, emotionally, socially and mentally.

Outside Interests: Enjoying and understanding people, learning different languages, traveling, watching Korean and Chinese dramas, as well as trying different cuisines.

Hugo Ramirez, PT, DPT

Hugo Ramirez, PT, DPT

Hometown: Miami, FL

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy from University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences 2021
  • BS in Recreational Therapy from Florida International University 2014
  • Active Physical therapy Licenses in California, Florida and New York
  • Professional Organizations: American Physical Therapy Association, Florida Physical Therapy Association, Pelvic Health Section Member, BLS certified

Quick Bio: Hugo is a Bi-Lingual(Spanish) Doctor of Physical Therapist from Miami, FL who is passionate in helping people restore their lives after injury/illness. He has worked in multiple states as a licensed DPT and a variety of settings for patients with orthopedic/neuro/cardiac impairments including outpatient, Inpatient, Home Health, and Skilled nursing facilities. Hugo is constantly expanding his skill set by taking continuing education courses to give patients the most up to date evidenced based Interventions.

Outside Interests: Hiking, Gym, kayaking, Running, Traveling

Daniel Lupo, OTR/L, CHT

Daniel Lupo, OTR/L, CHT

Hometown: Ventura, California

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from Loma Linda University, 1984

Quick Bio: When we experience physical trauma and life seems so much more difficult to live, Occupational Therapy can intervene and show you how to move forward. An Occupational Therapy graduate of Loma Linda University in 1984, and Board Certified Hand Therapist since 1991, Daniel has made it my life work to help others put the pieces of their lives back together one day at a time. He understands that no one approach is effective for every individual so he customizes treatment and he works with his patients to provide the best possible outcome for them. As a published contributor, lecturer, and mentor in Occupational Therapy and Hand Therapy, Daniel's patients can be assured they are receiving the most up-to-date treatment and plan of care possible to get them back on track, providing them with meaningful, purposeful activities to meet their goals for recovery. Daniel has provided skilled therapy services for our injured armed service personnel at the U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego, California, and currently in the Oxnard area, has worked in and with inner city communities in Los Angeles providing rehabilitation care, provided leadership in the private practice community as an administrator in rehabilitation and small business owner for several years. A resident of Ventura, California, Daniel currently serves his local community providing needed state-of-the-art Occupational Therapy and Hand Therapy services.

Outside Interests: Men's group facilitator for local community, riding my bicycle, total nerd for computer gaming, and a SiFi enthusiast "I love the tech."

Daniel Salais, OTR/L, CHT

Daniel Herrera Salais, OTR/L

Hometown: Bakersfield, California

  • Master of Occupational Therapy from Loma Linda University, 2017
  • BA in Kinesiology from California State University, Bakersfield, 2012

Quick Bio: Daniel has been a therapist for about 6 years treating orthopedics conditions, hands and neurological impairments in the outpatient setting. He has experience fabricating various types of custom splints to meet the needs of his patients. Eager to grow in knowledge and skills, Daniel will be taking the CHT exam this year as he met the required hours and years of experience to sit for the exam.

Outside Interests:Family, soccer, exercising, traveling, exploring new places, and Legos.

Andrew Issa (Occupational Therapist) OTR/L

Andrew Issa (Occupational Therapist) OTR/L

Hometown: Modesto, California

  • MS in Occupational Therapy from University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
  • BA in Kinesiology (concentration in Exercise Science, and a minor in Philosophy) from California State University, Stanislaus Licensure:
  • Occupational Therapist, California, June 2022

Quick Bio: During his educational journey, Andrew acquired diverse experience in a variety of Occupational Therapy environments - from being an aide/volunteer for an outpatient clinic, to home health, to assisting on the football field with sports-related injuries. His fieldwork included a stint in a workmen's compensation hand therapy setting in Chicago under the guidance of an OT/CHT with 30 years of experience. He has a strong passion for the Occupational Therapy field, and enjoys continually learning, particularly about sports medicine and upper extremity injuries. Outside of the clinic, you can catch Andrew working out at the gym, or stress-watching one of his favorite sports teams. Outside Interest: Hiking, traveling, exercising and watching sports

Joalyn Manalo, Physical Therapy Assistant

Joalyn Manalo, PTA, CIMI

Hometown: Oxnard, California

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
  • Physical Therapy Assistant, 2007
  • Infant Massage Instructor
  • Kinesio-Taping Technique
  • Neurodevelopmental Treatment for Infants
  • Treating the Child with Hypotonia
  • Baby Steps: Ambulation for the 0-3 Population
  • Gait Training: Cerebral Palsy

Quick Bio: Joalyn has more than 12 years of experience in physical therapy treating both adults and pediatrics. She has great skills in providing wide array of treatment techniques for patients with neurological, genetic disorder, orthopedic and sport related injuries. Joalyn is committed in providing care for her patients and passionate in helping children and their families achieve their child’s highest functional potential. She is also a Certified infant massage instructor providing in-home training for families and expectant parents. Joalyn dedicates her free time with her family and enjoying outdoor activities with her children.

Tiana Fortuna, PTA

Tiana Fortuna, PTA

Hometown: Simi Valley

  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Cal State Northridge
  • Therapeutic Cupping
  • Female Chain Reaction
  • 3DMAPS - Movement Analysis & Performance Systems
  • Applied Functional Science

Quick Bio: Tia has over 7 years experience in Physical therapy treating orthopedic, lymphatic, balance, sports and pelvic floor patients of all ages. Tia specializes in incorporating cupping, functional movements, and chain reactions to her treatment plans. She is passionate about helping her patients restore function and live a pain free healthy life. Tia hopes to continue to work while growing and dedicating her time to her family. Some of her outside interests involve family time, soccer, going to the beach, and hiking.