Hands in Motion Podcast

Hands in Motion Podcast

The Hands in Motion podcast features dynamic discussions with a variety of guests and encompasses interviews with diverse professionals about current treatment trends, hot topics in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation, current evidence, case studies, alternative treatment areas, and more. The podcast features an array of prominent guests including consumers and content experts on current trends and issues.

The Hands in Motion podcast hopes to educate, inspire and entertain OT, PT, CHT, or multidisciplinary professionals including hand/UE injury patients, physicians, and athletic trainers.

Hands in Motion e-Community

ASHT members may join the Hands in Motion e-Community, an open forum to ask questions and share resources related to the podcast. The Hands in Motion e-Community discusses various topics, including the patient experience, rehabilitation, and hot topics in healthcare and research.

How to Listen

Listen on the ASHT website and/or subscribe via major podcast channels, including Apple, Google, Amazon Music, and Spotify. Once subscribed, please rate and review the podcast to help us reach new listeners and continue offering valuable and relevant content.

Meet the Hosts

The Hands in Motion podcast is proudly hosted by Stephanie Strouse, OTD, OTR/L, CHT and Cara Smith, PT, DPT, CHT. Experienced professionals in hand and upper extremity therapy, both Stephanie and Cara are long-time ASHT members and serve on the Education Division where they manage several key projects. Please see their bios below for more information about the hosts!

Cara Smith, PT, DPT, CHT

Cara graduated from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center with a Master of Physical Therapy in 2007. She completed the Evelyn J. Mackin Hand Therapy Fellowship in 2010 and became a Certified Hand Therapist in 2013. In 2020, she earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Arcadia University.

Cara is the Hand Therapy Program Coordinator at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The majority of her clinical practice has been in pediatric orthopedics, working alongside orthopedic surgeons in multidisciplinary clinics taking care of children with congenital and acquired conditions, as well as traumatic injuries.

Stephanie Strouse, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Stephanie has been practicing occupational therapy for over 28 years with the majority of her practice dedicated to the treatment of hand and upper extremity injuries. She graduated in 1992 with an associates degree in Applied Science and progressed to earn her bachelors degree in 2002 and doctoral degree in 2015. In 2016, she earned the designation of Certified Hand Therapist and has continued to practice in an outpatient setting.

Stephanie is actively involved in the Education Division for the American Society of Hand Therapists since 2015 and served as an ASHT board intern in 2018. Stephanie is also a mother of three children and owns her own yoga studio and enjoys boating, hiking, crafting and spending down time with her family.

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Most Recent Podcast

Featured Guest(s):
Marsha Lawrence, PT, CHT, Mia Erickson, Pt, CHT, EdD
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Duration:
45 minutes 28 seconds

Recorded Podcasts

Featured Guest(s):
Parker Gregory, OTR/L, CHT, Dillon Pittman, COTA
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Duration:
38 minutes 26 seconds
Featured Guest(s):
Susie Touchinsky OTR/L, SCDCM, CDRS
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Duration:
42 minutes
Featured Guest(s):
Peggy Faussett, MOTR/L, CHT
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Duration:
35 minutes 18 seconds
Featured Guest(s):
Kristen Cullers Slone, MSOT, OTR
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Duration:
25 minutes 45 seconds
Featured Guest(s):
Hannah Enright, OTR/L, Rachel Park, OTD, OTR/L, PAMS
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Duration:
30 minutes
Featured Guest(s):
Nora Barrett, MS, OTR/L, CHT, WCC
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Duration:
35 minutes
Featured Guest(s):
Alessia DiGennaro Kerner, OTR/L, CHT
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Duration:
30 minutes
Featured Guest(s):
Lynn Bassini, MA, OTR, CHT
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Duration:
47 minutes
Featured Guest(s):
April Cowan, OTR, OTD, CHT
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Duration:
31 minutes
Featured Guest(s):
Rebecca Gillett, MS, OTR/L
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Duration:
43 minutes 37 seconds
Featured Guest(s):
Aviva Wolff, EdD, OT, CHT
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Duration:
37 minutes 33 seconds
Featured Guest(s):
Major Kathryn Brosseau, MAJ, USAF, BSC, OTR/L, CHT
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Duration:
42 minutes 7 seconds
Featured Guest(s):
Cara Smith, PT, DPT, CHT, Stephanie Strouse, OTD, OTR/L, CHT
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Duration:
1 hour 14 minutes 48 seconds
Featured Guest(s):
Elliot Greenberg, PT, DPT, PhD
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Duration:
33 minutes 43 seconds
Featured Guest(s):
Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT
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Duration:
40 minutes 35 seconds
Featured Guest(s):
Nathan Short, PhD, OTD, OTD/L, CHT
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Duration:
27 minutes
Featured Guest(s):
Rebecca Neiduski, PhD, OTR/L, CHT
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Duration:
46 minutes 29 seconds
Featured Guest(s):
Sarah Doerrer, PhD, OTR/L, CHT, CLT
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Duration:
23 minutes 31 seconds
Featured Guest(s):
Mo Herman, MA, OTR/L, CHT
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Duration:
34 minutes 29 seconds
Featured Guest(s):
James King, OTR, PhD, CHT
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Duration:
35 minutes 13 seconds
Featured Guest(s):
Michael Gerg, DOT, OTR/L, CHT, CEES, CWCE
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Duration:
34 minutes 1 second
Featured Guest(s):
Michelle Coil, OTR, CHT, PYT, CEAS I, CEO - Virtual Hand Care LLC
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Duration:
42 minutes 20 seconds
Featured Guest(s):
Jenny Dorich, PhD (Candidate), MBA, OTR/L, CHT
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Duration:
45 minutes 32 seconds
Featured Guest(s):
Lynn Festa, OTR, CHT, CDWF
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Duration:
41 minutes 15 seconds
Featured Guest(s):
Donald H. Lalonde, MD, BSc, MSc, FRCSC
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Duration:
47 minutes 50 seconds
Featured Guest(s):
Christian Ely, MSOT, OTR/L, CHT, COMT
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Duration:
35 minutes 29 seconds
Featured Guest(s):
Diane Coker, PT, DPT, CHT
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Duration:
23 minutes 55 seconds
Featured Guest(s):
Rachel Pigott, MPH, OTR/L, CHT
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Duration:
23 minutes 53 seconds