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Virtual Upper Limb & Hand Therapy Fellowship
From Generalist to Specialist

1. Knowledge

Our 48-week curriculum is comprehensive and begins with the foundational knowledge integral to developing effective critical thinking. From there, we scaffold increasingly complex concepts as we discuss a multitude of upper limb & hand pathologies & their related medical and therapy interventions.


2. Confidence

Our weekly case studies translate knowledge to practice. Each week we discuss a diagnosis related to the lecture, inviting an experiential learning opportunity.Knowledge yields the greatest power when you know how to use it, and our Sunday session is all about connecting dots.  This level of understanding is where confidence evolves.   


3. Competence

Our 3 live weekly mentorship sessions invite an opportunity to discuss patient care and problem solve challenges in differential diagnosis, navigating unique patient factors, and conservative and post operative treatment. With mentor and peer support to navigate patient care, competency grows.


4. Mastery

Mastery requires time. For this reason your enrollment period is extended to 18-months. Continue using the curriculum to support patient care and reviewing content to reinforce learning. Experiential learning is also integral to mastery, so in addition to our online mentorship and case studies, we invite you attend live hands-on learning labs

Accepting Applications

"We've been educated as generalists.
Our mission is to educate you as specialists." 

Program Overview

  • 48-week curriculum 

  • Encompasses HTCC CHT exam blueprint

  • 18-month access

  • AOTA Approved Provider

  • Awards 14.4 CEUs

  • Comprehensive & evidence-based

  • Delivered synchronously or asynchronously

  • Accommodates all levels of learners

  • Personalized mentorship

  • Mentorship resources

  • Video and Audio recordings

  • Lecture outlines

  • Private event guest speakers

  • Mobile app

  • VHSF Membership

  • Live Skills Assessment Lab (optional)​

  • Live Weekend Labs*

    • See the Live Labs page for details​

  • Virtual Labs​*

    • See the Virtual Labs page for details​​​

  • ​ * Additional fees  (optional)

Certified Hand Therapists
CHT Training

Curriculum Design

Trimester I: Foundations

  • Shoulder Anatomy & Biomechanics

  • Elbow Anatomy & Biomechanics

  • Wrist & Hand Anatomy & Biomechanics

  • Neuroanatomy & Physiology


Trimester II: Pathology 101 

  • Pathology & Pathomechanics

  • Clinical Exam

  • Interventions, Procedures, & Rehab 


Trimester III: Complex Pathologies

  • Pathology & Pathomechanics

  • Clinical Exam

  • Interventions, Procedures, & Rehab 

 Each trimester is a prerequisite for the next. 

This scaffolded approach allows for the development of critical thinking skills. 


Cohorts begin in January, April, and September

*Application Required


Required Text:

Skirvin, Osterman, Fedorczyk, Amadio, Feldscher, and Shin (eds). Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity. 7th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2021. Proof of purchase will be required upon enrollment.

CHT Course



To advance expertise in examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, and management of patients with upper extremity and hand impairment and disability.​


To develop leaders in the field who help bridge the gaps between practice patterns utilizing evidence-based practice and enhance interdisciplinary collaboration.


To prepare physical and occupational therapists to sit for the Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) examination.​

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"We've been educated as generalists. Our mission is to educate you as specialists."

- Virtual Hand to Shoulder Fellowship


Virtual Hand to Shoulder Fellowship, LLC

Bridging a Knowledge Gap in Upper Extremity & Hand Rehabilitation

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Have Questions? Register for an Information Session

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