Hand Therapy Week 2017: How You Can Support the Specialty

Posted by Gary S Solomon, MBA, MS, OTR/L, CHT on 06/05/2017

Hand Therapy Week 2017 is officially underway! This year, along with our annual photo contest and other resources, ASHT is releasing a series of three hand therapy awareness videos. Each is a story that reflects the hard work therapists do every day, and the true impact we have on the lives of patients. Please watch the ASHT Facebook page, share and enjoy!

It is important also during this time that we look beyond “the week.” How is each of us supporting our professional community, and are we taking steps to create a stronger future? Here are some concrete steps to consider taking this week to directly impact the future!

  • ASHT now has a new mentoring program, and we are looking for potential mentors to sign up on our new e-Community. This program has been a wonderful collaborative effort to meet the goals of HTCC and ASHT to help support our future. Please see the information on the mentoring page on our website.
  • Financially support our future! Many vendors and other professionals like to drop off little “gifts” during Hand Therapy Week. While doughnuts and cookies are always delicious, consider making it known that in celebration, you are collecting donations to the ASHT Vision Fund. Donations have a significant impact on the ability of ASHT to continue to improve, update and support our specialty.
  • Visit the Legislative Action Center, and let your representatives know how you feel about the various pending actions posted on our website.
  • Register for ASHT 40th Annual Meeting! Registration in now open, so take the opportunity to commit to join your colleagues in Anaheim for an incredible program and celebration of ASHT’s 40th anniversary! 

Wish you all a wonderful and meaningful Hand Therapy Week!

Gary Solomon
2016-2017 ASHT President