Modernize your Hand Therapy Practice with Telehealth

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


This proposed session will introduce the concept of telehealth for the hand therapist. An overview of legal considerations, reimbursement challenges, technology system set-up and basic structure of the therapist and patient processes will be discussed. As hand therapists, we need to become more forward thinking and embrace this rapidly developing service delivery model. Telehealth allows Certified Hand Therapists to reach patients in rural communities or in locations with limited hand therapists. Telehealth could potentially eliminate noncompliance or reduce dropout rates due to location, money, time, weather, convenience, etc. More importantly with telehealth, we have the opportunity to improve public awareness, and receive recognition as leaders and innovators in upper extremity rehabilitation. Finally, creative and modern strategies to grow and market your telehealth hand therapy practice will be discussed.


  • Participants will be able to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using telehealth in hand therapy.

  • Participants will be able to outline both the patient and therapist telehealth system processes when building out a telehealth practice.

  • Participants will be able to identify marketing strategies to grow your telehealth practice.