Hand Rehab Associates

Our Staff

 

Karen Henehan, OTR, CHT, Co-Owner

 Senior Hand Therapist

Karen received her degree in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University in 1979. She began her career in hand therapy in 1981 working at a private practice and burn unit in Los Angeles and at UCLA. She then worked at Stanford for several years before opening her first private practice, ARMS, in 1989. In 1995 the practice was sold to Health South and she managed their hand therapy program for five years before moving to Sweden with her family. Upon her return, in 2001, she co-founded Hand Rehab Associates. She has extensive experience in the treatment of all types of upper extremity and hand injuries. She has been a Certified Hand Therapist since 1993 and is an active member of ASHT and AAHS. She has certification in advanced manual therapies including Active Release Technique and Graston Technique.

In her free time she enjoys yoga, painting, skiing, hiking with friends, and gardening. She also enjoys camping and traveling with her husband and 2 daughters. She is involved with providing meals at the local homeless shelter.

 

Janet Soli, RPT, CEAS, Co-owner,

Senior Hand Therapist

After graduating from Physical Therapy school in 1980 and working 18 months as an inpatient rehab therapist, Janet transferred to Stanford Hospital in 1982 beginning her specialization in hand therapy. After 7 years at Stanford, she worked at A.R.M.S., Healthsouth and then co-founded Hand Rehab Associates in 2001. Along with developing her practice she has become certified in ergonomic job assessments conducting both individual workstation assessments on-site and at the job place and developing ergonomic training programs. She is certified in the Graston Technique for soft tissue treatment.

Janet is married and raised 3 children who are all now in either undergraduate or graduate college. Her interests are swimming, golf and traveling and volunteers as a regional representative for the Pajama Program providing new pajamas for children in shelters.

Lisa Sharek, OTR, CHT

Senior Hand Therapist

Lisa’s interest in hand therapy began as a volunteer at Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital during her undergraduate studies at UC Santa Barbara. During that time she was struck by her patients' sadness and loss of hand function as a result of spinal cord injury. She began to develop passion to work with upper extremity injured patients in order to help them regain hope and independence. In 1989, after completing her Master’s in Occupational Therapy (Columbia University, NY), she moved back to California and began her career as a hand therapist. She has worked for Hand Rehab Associates since 2002.

Lisa received certification in hand therapy (CHT) in 1993 and is an active member of the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT).

Personally, Lisa has committed to serving her local community through the development of a nonprofit organization (Sequoia Village) with a mission to provide support services to seniors so that they may remain independent and safe in their homes. She is married and has two teenage boys. She enjoys cooking, gardening, hiking with her dogs and traveling.

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Angie Tinson, OTR, CHT

Senior Hand Therapist

Angie has been practicing Hand Therapy for 15 years, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Baylor University in 1995 and a Master of Occupational Therapy Degree in 1999 from Texas Woman’s University. She received her Hand Therapy Certification in 2004 and is an active member of ASHT. She has gained experience in treating a multitude of hand injuries and conditions, work hardening programs, work site assessments, and ergonomic assessments, working both in the United States and Canada.

Angie enjoys spending time with her husband and three children and has a passion for all outdoor activities including hiking, camping, and pretty much any sport out there.

Sabrina Pai, OTR, MOT

Hand Therapist

Sabrina earned her Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from La Sierra University in 2006, after which she decided to become an Occupational Therapist. She started to grow interest in hand therapy when she was volunteering at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in 2008. She earned her Master of Occupational Therapy Degree in 2010 from Midwestern University. In 2014, Sabrina moved to Bay area from Los Angeles and attended hand therapy residency program at Stanford. She is currently an active member of ASHT.

Sabrina loves spending time with her husband and family. She enjoys traveling, reading and playing piano.

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Kyra Ocenada, Therapy Aide

Kyra graduated from Notre Dame de Namur University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology. During her time at NDNU, she volunteered in the rehabilitation department at San Francisco General Hospital. She hopes to attend graduate school in the future to become a physical or occupational therapist.

Kyra was born and raised in the Bay Area. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family. She also enjoys cheering for the Golden State Warriors.

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Nikki Clark, Office & Billing Manager

Nikki has been working in the medical administration field since she graduated from Carrington College of California in 2013 as a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist. She now serves on the Advisory Board for the Healthcare Administration Dept. at Carrington, assisting in the adaptation of real clinic experience into learning objectives for the program. Nikki enjoys using her unique passion for organization and knowledge of the insurance industry to help patients be able to focus on healing and not paperwork.

Outside the clinic, Nikki loves spending time with her husband, friends, and family. She is passionate about coffee, cupcakes, and the San Jose Sharks.