About

Right Hand Therapy offers quality, live, continuing education courses related to the practice of hand therapy taught by local experts in the field.

Our Mission

Right Hand Therapy offers high quality educational opportunities related to the practice of hand therapy located right in the heart of New England. Part of a good education is acknowledging that people have different learning styles. Right Hand Therapy is proud to offer both live- and blended- (live and distant learning) courses, interactive learning tools you can manipulate with your hands, and advice from local professionals and educators in the field.  Each of our instructors holds at least one specialty certification, and are experienced educators at either local universities and/or as national presenters.  We strive to offer our participants excellent continuing education opportunities and encourage you to explore our website to see how you can expand your foundation of knowledge!

Check out our blog for updated news on the OT world. Connect with us on Facebook, and check out our Ergo Hacks videos (tips and tricks for the savvy hand therapist). Definitely don’t miss a chance to sign up for one of our courses – 2019 is a NH licensing renewal year!
Hope to meet you soon, and thanks for stopping by!
Warmly,
Lisa Owen, MS, OTR/L, CLT, CHT

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Videos of tips and tricks for the savvy hand therapist.

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2019 is a NH licensing renewal year!

FACULTY

Lisa Owen

Lisa Owen

MS, OTR/L, CLT, CHT

Lisa earned her master of science in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University in 2009 and has been specializing in upper extremity management ever since. She earned her Certification in Lymphedema Therapy (CLT) in 2009 from Klose Training and Consulting, and has spent a significant amount of time treating patients recovering from breast cancer surgery and treatment.  In addition to treating a primarily hand therapy population, Lisa has experience working in home care, acute care, and school-based settings.  Lisa earned her Certification in Hand Therapy (CHT) in 2015 and currently practices at a hospital-based outpatient clinic in southern New Hampshire.  Lisa is an experienced educator both nationally and locally. She has presented for the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT), New Hampshire Occupational Therapy Association (NHOTA), and at local universities.  She is an adjunct faculty member in the Occupational Therapy Department at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) for the “Human Movement and Environmental Effects on Everyday Occupations” lab.  In her spare time Lisa enjoys a regular yoga practice, spending lots of quality time with her husband and two children, and baking delicious breads and treats!

Danielle Amero

OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Danielle is an occupational therapist (OT) with more than 26 years experience, including 18 years as a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT).  She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of New Hampshire and recently earned her post professional clinical doctorate at Boston University in 2018.  She started her career in skilled nursing.  She gained experience in home care and then outpatient therapy at a community hospital, before becoming a CHT in 2000 at which time she focused her career on adult outpatient therapy.  After 21 years at Frisbie Memorial Hospital, where she supervised and mentored a staff of acute care, adult outpatient, and pediatric therapists, she now works at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, a Massachusetts General Hospital affiliate.  In addition to a clinic caseload,  Danielle has a passion for education; she has presented for the New Hampshire Occupational Therapy Association (NHOTA), served as guest lecturer and is an active adjunct faculty member at the University of New Hampshire in the OT Department for the past six years.  Outside of work, her husband, three children and dog keep her busy.

Willow Henry

PT, DPT, CWS, CLT

Willow is a Physical Therapist (PT) with over 20 years of experience in home care, outpatient, skilled rehabilitation, and long term care.  Willow earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont and her doctorate degree from Des Moines University.  In addition to general practice, she is a Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) and a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT).  She served as a Director of Rehab for 5 years with Genesis Rehab Services, and continues to work with Genesis on a per diem basis.  Willow served as an adjunct faculty member at Franklin Pierce for 3 years before transitioning to her current position as a full-time faculty member for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, Manchester campus.  In her personal life, Willow enjoys traveling, gardening, and spending time with her family.

What is a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)?

“Specialty certification in hand therapy was established in 1991 to recognize occupational therapists and physical therapists with advanced clinical knowledge, experience and skills in the practice of hand and upper extremity rehabilitation. It assists consumers and the health care community in identifying those therapists who meet the rigorous standards required of Certified Hand Therapists, including five years of practice experience with 4,000 hours or more in direct practice in hand therapy and successful completion of a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper quarter rehabilitation. There are over 5,900 Certified Hand Therapists worldwide.”

Hand Therapy Certification Commission, www.htcc.org  certified-hand-therapist-sm

Right Hand Therapy offers affordable hands-on learning tools related to hand therapy.

Check out our Courses and Products pages for more information about what we have to offer.