Entrepreneurship in Hand Therapy: Many Ways to Lead

Date/Time: Fri, October 2, 2020 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM


Experienced hand therapist, practice owner and mentor JoAnn Keller explores the pros and cons of various models to be an entrepreneur as a hand therapist. This session compares business models of traditional private practice hand therapy with telehealth practice, consulting in hand therapy and the development and sale of online content for patients or therapists. If you’ve ever thought about starting or developing a business that allows you to help your clients in a different way, this session is designed to light your fire and show you what is possible!


  • Participants will verbalize understanding of pros and cons of several models of entrepreneurship that can work for hand therapists.

  • Participants will verbalize understanding of requirements for startup and development of each type of practice.

  • Participants will be able to describe examples of each type of business to show different markets that can be served in ways that go beyond traditional brick-and-mortar hand therapy clinics.