In recognition of National Physical Therapy Month we want to celebrate our physical therapy colleagues who specialize in treating the upper extremity and are excited to have Jane Fedorcyzk, PT, PhD, CHT, a long-time advocate of physical therapy and upper extremity rehab. Jane is the current President of the American Physical Therapy Association Hand and Upper Extremity Academy. We will discuss ways that the academy is promoting upper extremity physical therapy, creating resources for therapy practice, and engaging their members to advocate for the profession.
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Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT has practiced in hand therapy for 35 years and has been an educator for 28 years in physical, occupational, and hand therapy. She is the Director of the Center of Hand and Upper Limb Health and Performance at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Her research emphasizes optimizing performance in the hand and upper limb musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Jane frequently presents at conferences throughout the US and internationally. She has published chapters in Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity, 4th -7th editions and is a co-editor for the 6th and 7th editions. Jane has also published in the Journal of Hand Therapy, Journal of Orthopedic Research, and Clinics in Sports Medicine.
In 2018, Jane was awarded the Nathalie Barr Lectureship Award for her contributions and leadership to hand therapy. She is a servant leader. Jane was ASHT President in 2015. She is currently the President of the Academy of Hand & Upper Extremity PT, an APTA component. She was recently appointed to serve on the board of the Hand Surgery Endowment, AAHS. During her career, Jane has served on many committees within ASHT, APTA, ASSH, and AAHS. She served on the boards of AAHS, AHTF, ASHT, and the Hand Rehabilitation Foundation.