# 11 How an Irritant Transforms Hand Therapy and Herself


Cynthia Cooper, MFA, MA, OTR/L, CHT is the Owner of Cooper Hand Therapy, Scottsdale, AZ as well as Adjunct Faculty, Occupational Therapy Department, A. T. Still University, in Mesa, AZ. She’s not “just” a hand therapist with 36 years of experience, but has twice  edited Mosby’s Fundamentals of Hand Therapy and is a sought after international presenter at Hand Therapy conferences. As a charter member of the American Society of Hand Therapists, she throws herself full force into any project she’s committed to, to include research on therapeutic interventions for peripheral neuropathy from chemo toxicity. You will want to learn how this self-proclaimed "Productive Irritant" continues to foster change in health care. Presently she’s preparing to create yet another chapter in her creative life as she and her husband John prepare to move to the S. California coast.  For more about her creative life visit her website

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Cynthia Cooper, MFA, MA, OTR/L, CHT

Cynthia Cooper, MFA, MA, OTR/L, CHT