Virtual Hand to Shoulder Fellowship, LLC  

Mission Statement

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.

Offered globally in synchronous and asynchronous cohorts. Delivered in the English language. 

AOTA approved provider.



1. Provide comprehensive, evidence-based, post-graduate level education in upper extremity and hand rehabilitation.

2. Provide mentorship & consultation on patient care, professional development, program development, clinical research and quality improvement, and administrative and management success.

3. Educate clinical teams wishing to broaden their referral base through demonstrated competencies in upper extremity and hand rehabilitation. 


4. Provide education and consultation to agencies or organizations to support continuing education needs and the professional development of their clinical staff. 

 Mirella Deisher, OTD, MS, OTR/L, CHT

Founder & Faculty

Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Certified Hand Therapist

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Virtual Hand to Shoulder Fellowship, LLC
Bridging a Knowledge Gap in Upper Extremity & Hand Rehabilitation

Mirella is passionate about both hand therapy and teaching.  She is compassionate and reflective.  Over the course of the fellowship, she has pushed me to develop not just my knowledge base but also essential clinical reasoning skills and passion for evidence-based practice.  

- Vanessa Truxal, MS, OTR/L,CHT

Mirella has a great capacity to educate a wide variety of learners, which I have witnessed firsthand with others in the fellowship. She led a research project that has since been published in the Journal of Hand Therapy, which sought

to reflect upon the impact of coaching patients to be active participants in their therapy.

- Christine Estelle,

"...the other fellows and myself were given the opportunity to develop a Webinar for ASHT. With Mirella’s help, we prepared and presented a Webinar on joint mobilizations, titled “Joint Mobilizations: Facilitating Motion of the Forearm, Wrist, and Digits”.  During months of preparation, Mirella ensured that we were proficient in the subject and that we felt confident presenting it to others.  I felt that this was an achievement given that the three of us had not presented a Webinar previously, and we had been novices to the topic." ​

Heather Daily, MOT, OTR/L, CHT

The Healthy Hand to Shoulder Feed