Debby Schwartz, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Deborah A Schwartz, OTD, OTR/L, CHT is a hand therapist with over 37 years of experience in the field. She has worked for Orfit Industries America since 2007 to promote product awareness and education in orthotic fabrication. Debby is an active member of ASHT and has participated in IFSHT meetings as well. She has presented on a variety of hand therapy topics both at national and international conferences. Debby has also written a number of articles for hand therapy publications, including the Journal of Hand Therapy, the British Journal of Hand Therapy, ADVANCE for OT, OT Practice, www.therapytimes.com , HAND, and www.exploringhandtherapy.com as well as multiple book chapters in hand therapy reference books. Debby completed her Clinical Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2010. Debby has taught several online educational courses on orthotic fabrication for ExploringHandTherapy.com and for Medbridge. She teaches Occupational Therapy students as an adjunct professor at Touro University (NY, NY). Debby is a reviewer for the Journal of Hand Therapy and teaches about 12-15 orthotic fabrication workshops every year, this year switching to virtual sessions. Debby has recently published a new textbook on orthotic fabrication with her colleague, Dr. Katherine Schofield, available from Slack, Inc. It is called Orthotic Design and Fabrication for the Upper Extremity: A Practical Guide. Check out Debby’s virtual courses of orthotic fabrication on www.orfit.com/academy.

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