Corporate & Professional Partners
Diamond: $5,000 & up
North Coast Medical & Rehabilitation Products
Mission Statement: To establish North Coast Medical as our customer’s strategic supply chain partner for rehabilitation products, equipment, and supplies.
For over 45 years, North Coast Medical has maintained an outstanding reputation in the global rehabilitation market. We are more than just a distributor and manufacturer of products, equipment & supplies.
North Coast is a strategic supply chain partner, providing innovative opportunities for our customers and business partners.
Now a second-generation family business, we continue to invest in our future while steadfastly adhering to strong ethics and integrity.
Hand Therapy Association of California
Platinum: $2,500 – $4,999
3-Point Products — Julie Belkin
Never stop asking questions. Never be satisfied that what you are doing is good enough. Share your knowledge and search for a better way. Prove why what you are doing works or does not work. For me, American Hand Therapy Foundation (AHTF) exists to make it possible for therapists to ask the questions by supporting and funding research to find the answers.
Once a therapist, always a therapist, and as the founder and president of 3-Point Products, I am proud to support and help fund the mission and vision of AHTF. Kudos to all those who ask the questions and do the hard work of finding the answers.
American Society of Hand Therapists
The American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) is an organization of professionals dedicated to advancing the field of hand and upper extremity therapy by promoting education, advocacy, research and clinical standards. ASHT members include occupational and physical therapists, advanced practice practitioners, surgeons, researchers and administrators.
Hand Therapy Association of Greater Los Angeles Area
Our mission at Naked Prosthetics is to assist finger and partial-hand amputees by positively impacting their lives through providing functional, high-quality finger prostheses to get people back to work and doing the things they love.
Dorit Aaron, OTR, MA, CHT, FAOTA
Kirk Gober, OTR, MOT, CHT
Gold: $1,500 – $2,499
Select Medical’s Outpatient Division is passionate about treating the unique needs of patients with upper extremity injuries. Our robust hand therapy program is led by a certified hand therapist with more than 30 years of experience and supported by a team of local hand therapy coordinators.
Select Medical is the largest employer of hand therapists in the United States, proudly boasting more than 300 certified hand therapists. Additionally, our entire team is comprised of more than 600 occupational and physical therapists specializing in upper extremity rehabilitation.
With a national network of more than 1,800 centers in 37 states and the District of Columbia, Select Medical’s Outpatient Division family of brands is committed to restoring patients’ function in their hand, wrist or arm so they may return to work, life and athletics as soon as possible.
Graham & Kelly Reeve
Silver: $1,000 – $1,499
American Association for Hand Surgery
“Working together to advance global hand care and education.”Hand surgeons providing excellence in education for OTs and PTs since 1990.
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
“The mission of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) is to advance the science and practice of hand and upper extremity surgery through education, research and advocacy on behalf of patients and practitioners.”
Commonwealth Hand & Physical Therapy
Hand surgeons providing excellence in education for OTs and PTs since 1990.
Hand Therapy Certification Commission
Hospital for Special Surgery
Select Physical Therapy
“Select Medical’s Outpatient Division is passionate about treating the unique needs of patients with upper extremity injuries. Our robust hand therapy program is led by a certified hand therapist with more than 40 years of experience and supported by a team of local hand therapy coordinators.
Select Medical is the largest employer of hand therapists in the United States, proudly boasting more than 300 certified hand therapists. Additionally, our team is comprised of more than 650 occupational and physical therapists specializing in upper extremity rehabilitation.
With a national network of more than 1,900 centers in 40 states and the District of Columbia, Select Medical’s Outpatient Division family of brands is committed to restoring patients’ function in their hand, wrist or arm so they may return to work, life and athletics as soon as possible.”
Bronze: $500 – $999
The American Occupational Therapy Foundation
“To advance the science of occupational therapy to support people’s full participation in meaningful life activities.”
BraceLab®, founded by internationally renowned hand therapist and educator Judy C. Colditz, OT/L, CHT, FAOTA, has a two-fold mission: 1) continue the legacy started by HandLab of being a clinical education resource for hand, occupational and physical therapists; and 2) provide patients and medical professionals in the US with premium quality orthoses that help people live their life to the fullest, allowing them to continue doing what they love without pain or discomfort.
Chicago Metropolitan Hand Study Group
The Chicago Metropolitan Hand Study Group started as a discussion group for therapists interested in hand therapy back in the 1980s. Members took turns meeting in their homes to talk about all things hand.
Since that time the CMHSG has grown to include over 200 regular members and many more non members that attend meetings every month. All therapists are welcome. We are licensed by the State of Illinois as a continuing education provider for occupational therapists. Speakers include area physicians as well as therapist experts that have provided some of our most popular presentations.
Desert Hand and Physical Therapy
Georgia Hand and Upper Extremity Special Interest Group
GHUESIG’s mission is to be recognized as Georgia’s leader in providing educational and networking opportunities for therapists to advance the science and practice of rehabilitation for the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder.
Hand Therapy Academy
Hand therapy academy is dedicated to supporting individuals in developing and enriching their understanding of Hand Therapy
by integrating instructional technologies and interactive digital media. All educational content is based on the incorporation of evidence-informed care and to create a community that shares information for the advancement of the Hand Therapy Profession.
Orfit Industries continues as a world leader in the manufacture of low temperature thermoplastic materials
Orfit Industries continues as a world leader in the manufacture of low temperature thermoplastic materials offering a wide range of thermoplastic materials to meet specific requirements and therapist/ patient preferences. Materials are available in a large variety of thicknesses, perforation styles, and colors. Orfit is committed to the ongoing education of clinicians in the mastery of orthotic fabrication skills offering in-person trainings, workshops, and step-by-step fabrication guides in the online learning platform, the Orfit Academy ( www.orfit.com/academy).
Please contact Debby Schwartz, Product and Educational Specialist in Physical Rehabilitation with any questions Debby.firstname.lastname@example.org
Virtual Hand to Shoulder Fellowship
“To educate clinicians trained at the generalist level as skilled specialists in upper limb and hand rehabilitation by providing a comprehensive, evidence-based didactic curriculum via a cost-effective, accessible, and innovative approach.”
Patron: $250 – $500
Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
“As a division of OrthoLoneStar, our mission is to provide the highest quality orthopedic outcomes at the best value.”
The Androit Company
Athletico Physical Therapy
Gretchen Bachman, OTD, OTR/L, MBA/HCM, CEAS, CHT
Hand Therapy Foundation (HTF)
Hand Rehabilitation Foundation
Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center
“Provide the highest quality patient care in the prevention and treatment of upper extremity disorders, in a cost-effective and time-limited manner.”
Sue Michlovitz, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Texas Society for Hand Therapy
Supporting novice or experienced researchers who are able to expand the scientific evidence, visibility, and quality of upper extremity and hand rehabilitation.
Support our mission of promoting high impact clinical and fundamental upper extremity research. Your generosity makes a difference! Support your profession through a tax‑deductible gift today.