Adam Tanner-Hill, PT, Clinic Director

Adam is from Melbourne, Australia, where he obtained his degree in physiotherapy at La Trobe University. His passion for understanding the human body led him to obtain a second degree in physiology from University of Melbourne. His physiotherapy orthopedic program was based in the Maitland approach, which concentrates on strong evaluative techniques followed by advanced manual therapy and retesting to determine efficacy of the different approaches. He is also skilled in Rock Taping (Kinesiotaping) and IASTM (instrument-assisted soft tissue massage) in the Graston style, which is reported to help reduce fascial restrictions and facilitate better neuromuscular function.
The Maitland Australian Approach intentionally and gently provokes the patient’s actual symptoms using carefully graded osteokinematic (physiological) and arthrokinematic (accessory) passive mobilization. This approach is recognized worldwide as an efficient, safe and gentle way to evaluate and treat the orthopedic patient to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, restore movement, and maximize function.
Adam worked in Australia and Canada before his career took him to the United States (New York and California). In New York, he worked at the prestigious Center for Musculo-skeletal Care, which is part of NYU Langone Medical Center/Hospital for Joint Diseases. He has worked with thousands of patients with many different conditions over his 24-year career as a physiotherapist.
Adam’s expertise is in postural and movement analysis in conjunction with manual therapy as the foundation of the rehabilitation program following injury or disability. His interest in physical wellness is reflected personally in weightlifting and past participation in triathlons.

Jeannie Robinson, OTR/L, CHT

Jeannie has been practicing Occupational Therapy for over 17 years in an out patient orthopedic setting specializing in Hands and Upper Extremity. She graduated from University of Southern California with a degree in Occupational Therapy and went on to obtain her advanced practice certification as a Certified Hand Therapist. She enjoys being a clinical instructor to students from nearby Universities and has instructed the splinting lab at Cal State Dominguez Hills. She is passionate about community outreach, creating Hands for Homes, a volunteer organization that raises funds to help the homeless population. In her spare time she enjoys singing in a community choir and hiking and jogging with her dog Marty.

Paula Sommerhalder, OTR/L, PAMS

Paula is originally from Dallas, Texas and attended her undergraduate studies at the University of Texas and received her Masters from Cal State Dominguez Hills in California. She has been practicing Occupational Therapy with a specialization in the upper extremity since 2012. Her focus is on sports rehabilitation and in preventing injury through correcting muscular imbalances and workplace ergonomics. She has received advanced certifications in kinesiotaping and is currently completing her CEAS to become a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist. Paula enjoys spending time with her family and friends, loves animals and enjoys all outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and traveling.

Doug Hovey, OTR/L Astym Cert.

Doug is a practicing occupational therapist with an emphasis in hand therapy. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. Since graduating, he has attended numerous education and advanced training courses related to hand therapy, including: Astym soft tissue mobilization, neural mobilization, manual therapy and beginning and intermediate custom orthotic fabrication. His clinical experience includes internships and volunteering at Kaiser Permanente of West LA, Veteran’s Affairs Hospital of West LA, Keck Medical Center. In his spare time, Doug enjoys chasing his young daughter around the home, walking his dogs, and reading up on history.

Saousan Ramadan, PT, DPT

Saousan is originally from Boston, MA and obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Simmons University. She began working with pediatrics, and has since worked with sports related injuries and the geriatric population. She enjoys working with all populations and is an advocate for patient education and injury prevention. In her spare time, she loves to travel and has been to 18 countries (so far). She speaks 5 languages conversationally in addition to being bilingual in Arabic and English.

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