This page has been developed to honour the great names in hand therapy.
It is with great sadness that IFSHT heard of the passing away of Paul Van Lede in February 2017. He was a leading light in the international world of hand therapy. He qualified as an occupational therapist, practised as a hand therapist and had a masters degree in Hospital Sciences. He was the director of a department of occupational therapy for 20 years and then became Senior Product Manager for Orfit Industries. Paul spent much of his career sharing his knowledge and passion around the world as well as writing seminal textbooks on splinting. In his memory we are providing a PayPal link to enable you to donate to IFSHT. These funds will go towards the bursaries we provide to support our missions (more detail can be found on the accompanying pages in this website). We thank you for your support.