ASHT Blog

Karrianna Iseminger, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, June 20, 2023

It is time to take a moment to reflect on those leaders in our profession who push hand and upper extremity therapy forward through their practice, research, advocacy, mentorship, teaching and entrepreneurship! We have built our own careers by following their guidance and…

Staff, June 05, 2023

Hand Therapy Week 2023 is here! We hope you'll check out some of the fun initiatives ASHT has planned for our annual celebration of the hand and…

Missy Thurlow, MBA, OTR/L, CHT, May 17, 2023

It is my pleasure to share information about the ASHT 2023 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX September 28 – October 1, 2023. This Annual Meeting gives therapists who specialize in the upper extremity a chance to come together for educational sessions,…

Practice Division, May 09, 2023

Hand therapists, like many clinicians, are facing financial burdens due to outdated Medicare reimbursement calculations under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). While practice costs have risen over the past two decades, payments from Medicare have declined when factoring for inflation.…

Kendyl Brock Hunter, OTR/L, CHT, April 14, 2023

Did you ever think about the relationship between the cheetah and the gazelle? A cheetah is the fastest land animal on the planet. They can reach 60 mph in just four strides. The gazelle is quick and agile, too, but not as fast as the cheetah. Yet, on average, the cheetah catches its prey only…