Gail Shafer, PhD, OT, CHT

Dr. Gail Shafer is a graduate of Western Michigan University in both occupational therapy (1971) and Master’s in Public Administration (1988). She was certified as a hand therapist is the first cohort in 1991. She founded and owned ARM Assessment Rehabilitation Management, Inc. 1991-2018. She currently is employed by Doctors of Physical Therapy as a hand therapist, and is developing hand practices for DPT. Her doctoral degree from Michigan State University is in anatomy. She studied manual medicine at MSU, and has coordinated and instructed regional hand therapist courses in manual medicine sponsored by the Hand Institute of Michigan, MSU, and ASHT.