This month I had the pleasure of interviewing Susan Weiss. For those of you who treat hand and upper extremity patients it is very likely that you have a “Purple Book” in your clinic. As a co-author of the Hand Rehab: A Quick Reference Guide and Review. 3rd Ed. Susan and colleagues created a reference for review and quizzing therapists on common hand diagnoses. Listen in to our interview for information on the process of writing a book, editing it and then later decided on continued direction with her publication. The “purple book” is also a tool her company sponsors to help therapists prepare for the Certified Hand Therapy (CHT) exam. Susan is also the co-founder of Exploring Hand Therapy a reference site for all things related to the rehabilitation of hand injuries. Along with Exploring Hand Therapy, the company has a site called liveconferences.com where continuing education for therapists can be purchased.
For those of you interested in starting on your entrepreneurial journey. I encourage you to begin developing your own resources, references, ebooks or blog sites for your specific specialty area. The scope of OT is large and we need to continue to advance and participate in the development of our profession. If you are interested in creating resources for the OT Collective, please visit our Resource Development Center to set up a meeting.