APPLETON — Linda Klein of Hand
to Shoulder Specialists of Wisconsin has stepped into the role of
president for the American Society of Hand Therapists. She is the
41st president and first individual from Wisconsin to serve in this
The American Society of Hand Therapists, founded in 1977, is an
organization of nationally registered hand therapy professionals
dedicated to advancing the field of hand and upper extremity therapy
by promoting education, advocacy, research and clinical standards.
ASHT members include occupational and physical therapists, physician
extenders, surgeons, researchers and administrators, but the
majority of members are certified hand therapists.
Klein is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 1991
she obtained her CHT credential and was recruited to work at Hand to
Shoulder Specialists of Wisconsin by Dr. Lewis Chamoy.