El Cerrito and Oakland
Hand Therapy & Acupuncture

Susan Cupples, OTR/L, CHT, LAc.

Available: El Cerrito Clinic & Oakland Clinic

Founder and Director of El Cerrito Hand Therapy & Acupuncture Rehabilitation, estab. in 2001
Founder and Director of Oakland Hand Therapy & Acupuncture Rehabilitation, estab. in 2003. Some clinical Spanish is spoken.

Education:
Ongoing/yearly CEUs in Hand Therapy & Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine
Certified Hand Therapist: 2006
Masters Degree, Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine 2000, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco, CA
Bachelors Degree in Occupational Therapy 1989, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda CA

Previous Experience:
Independent Ergonomic Specialist serving Pacific Bell and SBC and others. 2yrs
Contracting Occupational Therapist/ Home Health Care in all of San Francisco. 5 yrs
Accelerated Hand Therapy El Cerrito, CA. 3 yrs
Ergo Rehab/Hand Therapy. Fremont CA. 2 yrs
San Francisco General Hospital, Acute Care/Rehab. Head Injury & Stroke Rehab. 2 yrs


Veronica Renee Barroga MA,OTR/L, CHT
Available: El Cerrito Clinic & Oakland Clinic.

Full time Lead Hand Therapist at El Cerrito and Oakland Hand Therapy 2007.
Likes to talk and teach about many aspects of your Diagnosis and Injury in great detail. Will give you big Home Exercise Program. Fond of Kinesio taping. Treats some shoulder injuries. Some clinical Spanish is spoken.

Education:
Ongoing/yearly CEU's.
Certified Hand Therapist: 2003
Masters in Occupational Therapy, University of Southern CA, Los Angeles, CA 1989.
Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Social Welfare, UC Berkeley, CA 1988.

Previous Experience:
Hand and Physical Therapy of Oakland, CA. 5yrs.
Fortanasce & Assoc., Sports Medical Center, Arcadia, CA. 3yrs.


Dawn Caldwell OTR/L, CHT
Available: El Cerrito Clinic & Oakland Clinic.

Senior Hand Therapist at El Cerrito Hand Therapy 2007. Has many years of experience treating all Diagnosis Elbow to Finger tips. Works well with all ages. Teaches Body Mechanics, joint protection, and Ergonomics. Dawn is Very kind and gentle. Some clinical Spanish is spoken.

Education:
Ongoing/yearly CEUs.
Certified Hand Therapist: 1991
Bachelors of Science, Occupational Therapy, University of Illinois 1983

Previous Experience:
Premier Physical and Occupational Therapy Dublin, CA 5 yrs.
Hand Therapy of Oakland, Oak CA. 4 yrs.
Nova Care, Chicago Illinois 11 yrs.



Megan Willdorf, LAc.
Available: El Cerrito Clinic & Oakland Clinic.

Megan joined El Cerrito and Oakland Acupuncture in June of 2013. Skills: Acupuncture treatments for all : Musculoskeletal PAINS in Neck, Back, Arms, Hips , Legs and feet. Internal problems like Head Aches, Digestive Issues, Insomnia ,Female issues. Also, Megan May Provide some Body Work, Massage, Tui Na, for some Isolated Body Parts No full body massages are provided. All Body work can be effectively done with clothing on. Stretches or Exercises may be taught.

Education:
Ongoing Annual classes in Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Health and Healing are taken ; at least 26 hours on Continuing Education CEU classes are taken each year.
Masters Degree, Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine 2000, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco, CA


Previous Experience:
Has been in private practice for over 12 years.


Shelby Edgar, OTR/L

Available: El Cerrito Clinic & Oakland Clinic.

Joined us in April 2016. Shelby speaks fluent Spanish. Shelby has a broad International background and is creative in her treatment approaches.

Education:
Ongoing/yearly CEUs.
Doctorate in Occupational Therapy, with Honors, 12/2009. Washington University School of Medicine. St Louis, Mo.

Previous Experience:
Uganda Institute of Allied Health ; Developed curriculums and lectured 1st yr students. Spring/Summer 2015.
Mulago National Referral Hospital , working with patients with Burns and Other Arm/Hand Diagnosis. 2013-2015
Medstar National Rehab Hospital Washington D.C. Orthopedic Rehab. 2013


Michael Rabold, OTR/L

Available: El Cerrito Clinic & Oakland Clinic.

Joined us in February 2016. Michael has Very Good Examination skills. He can further delineate between Soft Tissue injuries being either Ligament or Tendon injuries. He already possesses a "good touch", which is important and impressive as a new Hand Therapist. Michael treats All RSI and some post op cases such as Trigger Release, CTS/R, and Wrist Fractures.

Education:
Ongoing/yearly CEUs.
Masters in Occupational Therapy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. Dec. 2015.

Previous Experience:
3 different Fieldwork: Level 2 placements: Acute Care Oncology ; Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Fl.
Burn Intensive Care Unit ; Tampa General Hospital, Fl.
Hand/Upper Extremity Rehab ; Orthopedic Institute, Gainesville, Fl. all in 2015
Sarkis Clinical Trials; Clinical Research Coordinator 5/2012-5/2014 ; Adult Clinical Trials.


Victoria Wong OTD, OTR/L

Available: El Cerrito Clinic

Joined us in September 2016. Victoria speaks some Mandarin and Cantonese. Victoria is quickly gaining high level skills for treating : Repetitive Strain Injuries including: Tendonitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and Trigger Fingers and Post Op trigger releases. As well as treating Arthritis and Stable Fractures.

Education:
Ongoing/yearly CEUs.
Physical Agent Modalities Certification 12 / 2016.
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy: University of Southern California. 8 / 2016.
Masters of Arts Degree , Occupational Therapy, USC. 5 / 2015.

Previous Experience:
Keck Medical Center USC . Out patient : Lymphedema , work conditioning, Home Program Development, Splint Fabrication, Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome . USC Residency 8/ 2015- 8/ 2016.
Administrative work for : High level Meetings in China with Top Tier Universities to Promote Graduate level Occupational Therapy Degree Programs. USC Residency 8/ 2015- 8/ 2016.


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