Meet Our Team

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    Ross Rezaei, MOT

    The owner and founder of Seven to 7 Physical and Hand Therapy Center, Ross obtained his Master’s in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California and has been a practitioner for over 20 years. He has worked for a variety of established institutions including the Centre for Hand, American Home Health, Lenox Healthcare, and USC Hand Rehabilitation Center. Through the years, Ross has obtained certifications for specialized therapy and treatment for patients who suffer from Lymphedema, arthritis, shoulder impingements, hand and elbow injuries. He is also a certified ergonomic assessment specialist. Over the years Ross has gained considerable experience in Occupational Therapy while remaining passionate about his work and dedicated to providing quality and effective treatments for his patients.

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    Pari Rezaei, DPT

    The Head Physical Therapist at Seven to 7, Pari obtained her DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy) degree from Loma Linda University. Over the years, Pari has accumulated a vast amount of experience in the area of Physical Therapy. She continues to strive for excellence when it comes to providing therapy for patients with a variety of complex medical conditions. In addition to her knowledge of the practice of Physical Therapy, Pari’s caring, patient, and motivating nature shines through in her practice to help her patients achieve the highest level of functional independence both at home and in public environments.

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    Sarah Matthew, DPT

    Sarah completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Minor in Human Development from California State University, Long Beach in 2009. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Sciences in 2014. Her clinical experience includes Outpatient Orthopedic, Neurological, and Vestibular Physical Therapy. Her treatment technique is creative and challenging for each patient. She enjoys working with wide age groups from adolescent to geriatric populations. She is a compassionate health care provider, who treats her patient as a whole rather than a diagnosis through patience, teamwork, and evidence-based practice. Sarah is a certified APTA Clinical Instructor, LSVT BIG clinician, and Scroth-Barcelona C1 Certified Physical Therapist.

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    Tashi Bhutia, PT

    TASHI BHUTIA, PT, has over 5 years of experience in the orthopedic physical therapy field. Born in Sikkim, India, Tashi received her Degree in Physical Therapy from the Sikkim Manipal University of Medical Science and later got PT License in New York.After working for 2 years in an outpatient clinic, Ms Tashi relocated to California. Her main interest always resided in orthopedic rehabilitation and striving to expand her professional reach to help more patients, Ms Tashi completed a manual therapy certification course. Her professional journey allowed her to acquire broad expertise in treating patients of all ages with orthopedic and neurological conditions. This, along with strong academic background, amounted to a well rounded understanding of patient care and strong treatment skills to provide effective and comprehensive physical therapy care.

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    Gabriel S

    Gabriel grew up in Los Angeles county and attended Cal State Los Angeles where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis on Rehab. While attending CSULA, he began working as a Trainer where he noticed he had a real passion for working with and treating patients. Following this, he decided to attend Cerritos College in Norwalk, CA where he earned his Physical Therapy Assistant degree. Throughout his clinical experiences, he found he especially enjoyed working with orthopedic, sports injuries and post-surgical patients. In his free time, Gabriel enjoys hiking, trying new restaurants, video games and various sports.

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    Lauretta Rustad

    Lauretta received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University and has been practicing as a licensed professional for over 10 years with more than 22 years of experience working in the medical field.  Following this, Lauretta graduated from a post-graduate Orthopedic Residency in 2013 to pursue more specialty work in the field of Orthopedics.  She has provided 35,000+ hours of detailed individualized professional Physical Therapy assessments and treatments ranging from the lowest-level, completely immobile patients requiring Power Wheelchairs with Eye Tracking Control Systems to the highest-level Olympic, professional, and competitive athletes.  Her main areas of focus include Orthopedic, Hand, Geriatric, Neurological, and Sports patients.  Some of her most adept sports experience include Ultra-Endurance Cycling, High-Altitude Mountaineering, Indoor & Outdoor Rock Climbing, Track & Field, Cross Country, various martial arts, Yoga, and Pilates.  She also loves playing the violin in classical orchestras, photography, sharing her knowledge through lecture presentations, and mentoring Physical Therapy Students as a Credentialed Clinical Instructor.  Fluent in Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL).

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    Sepanta Yousefian

    Sepanta received her doctoral degree in occupational therapy from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, in 2021. She received her master’s degree in 2018 from Tufts University with a focus on Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation. Before moving to the United States, she worked for seven years as an occupational therapist in outpatient setting in Iran and Dubai.

    Living in different countries, experiencing diverse cultures and languages made her realize the importance of cultural differences in every aspect of an individual ‘s life. This led her to focus her doctoral research project on diversity and inclusion in occupational therapy practice and practitioners’ cultural awareness in their therapeutic interaction with the clients.

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    Jessica Phung, PT, DPT

    Jessica completed her Bachelor of Science in Biophysics from University of California, San Diego. She later pursued her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. During her time at University of St. Augustine, Jessica enjoyed playing an active role in advocacy as the Student Physical Therapist Association’s President receiving high honors and the Outstanding Physical Therapy Student award for her achievements. Following graduation, she continues to serve the American Physical Therapist Association (APTA) in various roles to champion rights for her profession and her patients. Jessica has extensive clinical experience working in a variety of settings, but holds a special interest in orthopedic, vestibular, and balance-based rehab. Jessica has participated in track & field and cross country in high school, and in her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, rock climbing, running, crafting, and gardening.