Nancy M. Cannon, OTR, CHT
Vice President and Founding Member
Nancy Cannon, a well-known educator and published author, is the Director of the Hand to Shoulder Therapy Center (a division of the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center) located in Indianapolis. Working with 10 hand surgeons and 17 therapists, Nancy directs clinical care, clinical research, and cutting edge developments in hand therapy. A strong advocate of medical education, Nancy has been the meeting coordinator for a national hand therapy meeting “Hand Care” since 1984 and has served as editor and co-author of the Diagnosis & Treatment Manual for Physicians and Therapists.
An active charter member of the American Society of Hand Therapists since 1981, Nancy has served in leadership positions for the society for over ten years. Nancy was the 1989 president of the American Society of Hand Therapists, the 1992 recipient of the Natalie Barr Lectureship Award for outstanding contributions to the field of hand therapy and has received the distinguished ASHT Lifetime Fellowship Award for career-long contributions to the Society and to the field of hand rehabilitation. In complement to this, she served on the board of the American Hand Therapy Foundation for many years, including four years as chairman.
Nancy has been drawn to hand therapy ever since she was a student and had one of her first clinical experiences at the Indiana Hand Center. She likes nothing better than working closely with her patients and networking with other therapists to problem-solve challenging upper extremity cases.
Nancy has been active with the Hand Therapy credentialing program since its infancy. She was elected Secretary in 1989 when the commission was incorporated and in April 2000 was elected Vice President. She also serves as chairperson of the Marketing Committee.