Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT
Jane Fedorczyk has been been practicing in hand therapy for over 30 years and an educator for 26 years in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and hand therapy. She recently joined Thomas Jefferson University to serve as Director, Center of Hand and Upper Limb Health and Performance established to advance the practice of hand therapy through education, research, and advocacy. Prior to joining Jefferson, she served as a faculty member at the U. of South Florida and Drexel University.
Her research interest is in the area of restoration of performance in the hand and upper limb associated with musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. She has received both extramural and intramural grant funding for research and education projects. Jane was awarded the Petzoldt Award from ASHT for innovative work related to her PhD research.
Jane is a servant leader. She served as ASHT President in 2015. She is currently the President of the Academy of Hand & Upper Extremity Physical Therapy, an APTA component, and Past Senior Affiliate Director-at-Large for AAHS. Over the course of her academic career, she has served on many committees within ASHT, APTA, ASSH, and AAHS. She has also served on the board of directors for AHTF and the Hand Rehabilitation Foundation. Since 2000, she has served as a co-chairperson for the Philadelphia Hand Meeting.
She has published chapters in the 4th -7th editions of Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity and is a co-editor for the 6th and 7th editions. She has also published in the Journal of Hand Therapy and Journal of Orthopedic Research on pain modulation and lateral elbow tendinopathy.
She frequently presents at national conferences and has been an invited speaker at the IFSHT meetings(1998, 2004, 2013.) She was the keynote speaker for the annual meeting of the Australian Hand Therapy Association in 2002, and the New Zealand Hand Therapy Association in 2015.