Martin Walsh, OTR/L, CHT
Martin Walsh became the Executive Director of the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC) in 2013, he joined HTCC staff in 2004 as the Manager of Examination Services. He has been involved with HTCC as a volunteer since 1998, serving several terms as an item writer and then as an item writer mentor. Marty was appointed to the Examination Committee and Disciplinary Review Committee in 2002 and has been actively involved in many aspects of examination development.
A Certified Hand Therapist since 1992, Marty received most of his training and experience in Hand Therapy at Davies Medical Center in San Francisco working with Dr. Harry Buncke’s group and the therapists at Davies Medical Center. He continues to have a passion for the treatment of patients with traumatic injuries to the hand and enjoys sharing his knowledge with others. Marty has lectured both at home and abroad on the topic of complex injuries to the hand.
Marty has also volunteered his time working with patients and teaching therapists in South America. He has traveled to Colombia, Bolivia and Peru and has been active with the organization Resurge. In 2010 Marty received the Paul Brand Award of Professional Excellence from the American Society of Hand Therapists.
Marty values the need for high quality customer service and takes pride at being able to represent the Hand Therapy Certification Commission. He strives to take the extra step in providing helpful and customer friendly service to both CHTs and CHT candidates.