APTA Hand and Upper Extremity promotes rehabilitation of the hand and upper extremity within the profession of physical therapy, the medical community, and the general public. The Academy serves to mentor, educate, promote research, and respond to the ever changing needs and interests of its membership.
By 2020, APTA Hand and Upper Extremity will be recognized by consumers and other health care practitioners as the leaders and experts in the examination, rehabilitation and prevention of hand and upper extremity impairments. To these ends, APTA Hand and Upper Extremity will increase the introduction of physical therapists to the specialty of hand therapy, provide effective mentoring by experienced clinicians, and provide information about educational opportunities.
If you are interested in joining APTA Hand and Upper Extremity, please visit the membership page on APTA’s website. Under Chapters & Sections, click “Add a Section” (you MUST be a current member of APTA).
Your choice to pursue a special interest in upper extremity rehabilitation gives you access to resources through which you can explore all areas of hand therapy. Benefits of belonging to APTA Hand and Upper Extremity are:
Advertising is available in our electronic newsletter and on our website. By choosing to advertise with us, you will be connecting with members who have an interest and specialization in hand and upper extremity therapy. For information about submitting an ad and to review our deadlines, please download the AHUEPT Media Kit.
Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT
Mia Erickson PT, EdD, CHT
Scott Stevenson, PT, CHT
Leah Michelsen, PT, DPT
Emily Altman, PT, DPT, CHT, OCS
Jamie Grigsby, PT
Teri Bielefeld PT, CHT
Susan Duff, PT, EdD, OT, CHT
Marsha Lawrence, PT, DPT, CHT
PO Box 113
McLouth, KS 66054