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About Us: About
About Us: Imprint


Bravo Therapy & Independent Living Center was founded in 2021 by Latino and Afro-Latina occupational therapists Hiram and Vanessa. They had a dream of serving their community through a culturally competent organization, grounded in respect and integrity, to provide the highest quality of service. They combine their education, experience, cultural humility, and the latest research to provide clients and their families with the best possible care across various environments (for example, in the home, school, daycare, and via telehealth). They are both passionate and dedicated therapists, who feel honored to serve the San Antonio community and the state of Texas.


Hiram J. Corona Martinez, MSOT, OTR/L

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Licensed & Board Certified Occupational Therapist

Specializations: Pediatrics & Autism

Hiram is a warm and approachable clinician who is fully invested in improving the quality of life of children with sensory processing differences, developmental delays, and other neurological conditions. He has experience working in various settings including outpatient, early intervention, home health, school-based, and community-based. He has served as an advisory board member to nonprofit organizations helping at-risk children and youth achieve academic success. He has also developed and established several pediatric OT departments for other organizations across the country.


His hobbies and interests include reading, classical music, art, and horology. 

Hiram is fluent in English and Spanish, and currently studying Italian and French. 

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Find her on Instagram @The_Onco_OT

*For OT mentorship, please email to schedule an appointment. 

Vanessa Monique Yanez, MSOT, OTR/L

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Licensed & Board Certified Occupational Therapist 

Specializations: Adults & Cancer Care/Oncology

Vanessa was inspired to become an occupational therapist after undergoing cancer treatment and a bone marrow transplant at the age of 19.  She understands some of the challenges of a medical diagnosis and the toll it can take on a person and those around them. She has experience working with children, young adults, and older adults with physical and psychosocial difficulties in many settings, including inpatient (acute care and acute rehab), outpatient, telehealth, home health, school-based and community-based. She received her training at City of Hope National Medical Center, ranked among the nation's 'Best Hospital' in cancer by US News, and a NCI-designated cancer hospital. 

Vanessa holds a faculty position for the master's and doctoral OT programs at the University of St. Augustine Health Sciences, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Texas Woman’s University. She has experience developing and supporting OT-oncology programs and collaborates with research institutions to improve therapy services. Vanessa recently co-authored two book chapters on psychosocial distress in breast, gynecological, and lung cancers, and has presented at both national and international professional conferences. Her subspecializations include hematological cancers, bone marrow transplants, sexuality, body image, mental health, and symptom/health/self management. 

Her hobbies and interests include dancing, traveling, poker, and plant collecting. 

Vanessa is fluent in English and Spanish.

Upcoming Presentations

  • AOTA - 2022 Annual Conference & Expo
    AOTA - 2022 Annual Conference & Expo
    San Antonio, TX, USA
    San Antonio, TX, USA
    San Antonio, TX, USA
    Conference Presenter (one 3-hour workshop & two 1-hour short courses)
  • WFOT International Congress and Exhibition 2022
    WFOT International Congress and Exhibition 2022
    Paris, France
    Conference Presenter (poster)
Holding Hands

Our Vision and Mission

Vision: To lead our world in bringing the highest quality of life for all.  

Mission: We provide holistic, compassionate, and high-quality services to all (with or without disability) to enable participation in life through the use of meaningful activities.

Our Values


Genuinely concerned with your situation and needs. 


A warm smile and words of encouragement do not cost a thing. We like to spread it. 


Always doing what is right. 



Everyone deserves to feel valued and listened to. We believe this is the foundation of any relationship. 


Because great is just not good enough for us.  


Exploring and leading new territories in therapy treatment. 


Using research to provide you the latest and best treatment available.  


Everyone deserves to be treated the same. 


We strive to do what is fair. Always. 


It takes a village to care for a person, and a multidisciplinary approach strengthens and unifies the team to provide the best quality of care.  


There are services that cannot wait, and we'll do our best to address your concerns ASAP. 


Occupational justice is the "right of every individual to be able to meet basic needs and to have equal opportunities and life chances to reach toward [his/her/their] potential but specific to the individual’s engagement in diverse and meaningful occupation.” (Wilcock & Townsend, 2009, p. 193)

Image by Ian Schneider

Questions? Simply reach out, we’re happy to help.

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