About The Author
With a lifelong passion to heal hands, Hope Sheehan has developed a singular understanding for recovering their pain‑free use and function for her patients. Working over forty years as a therapist and with a wide spectrum of diagnoses, she has developed extremely successful methodologies. That unique skill now stands her apart. Countless times she has heard: No one fixes hands like you do.
Sheehan's book, Why Do Our Hands Hurt? reveals insights and simple secrets into maintaining healthy hands through a lifetime. She has the distinction of being both a Hand Therapist and certified on the Sensory Integration Tests.
As a musician, woodworker, gardener and cook, Sheehan is especially aware of our need for capable hands. Her decades of occupational therapy practice has forged that passion, knowing that the implicit nature of a human being is the ability to do.
As a veteran therapist, she serves others who can no longer do what they need to do. She has worked extensively with patients with strokes or head injuries. She has also treated children with learning and coordination disabilities. Over the last twenty years, she has specialized in healing hand injuries.
That long career has been performed primarily as a sole practitioner. Having few peers to consult with was initially a predicament, then an advantage. Patients were counting on her, so solutions were forged through tenacity and “out of the box” thinking. These creative successes developed into one-of-a-kind methodologies. She became known for successfully treating the toughest cases. Over time, other therapists sought her help for their own hands as well as their patients.
Sheehan's background in neurology as well as her familiarity with the field of sensory integration has lead her to develop a strong emphasis on sensation in rehabilitating the hand. This understanding is imperative to hasten a relief from pain.
Contact Hope Sheehan
Mail Hope Sheehan at P.O. Box 33, Ashville, PA 16613 or call her at 814-942-5456. Feel free to also email her below for book inquiries.