The Authors


I became a licensed occupational therapist (OT) in 2007 with a strong interests in hand therapy. After working in the hand center of the Singapore National University Hospital for 3 years, I moved to Boston to pursue a master’s degree in OT.

After graduating from Tufts University I moved to Seattle and became a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) in 2013. I also became a Certified Kinesiotaping Pracitioner (CTKP) in 2014, then received a certification as an ergonomic assessment specialist (CEAS) in 2015.

I’m specialized in musician rehabilitation, orthosis fabrication, flexor/extensor tendon rehabilitation and repetitive strain injuries treatment.

I love traveling, hiking, playing badminton, and practicing Tai-Chi in my free time.


Workshops / Invited Speaker / Lecturer 

* Guest Lecturer, OT department of San Jose State University

* Guest Lecturer, OT department of Tufts University                            

* Puyallup Valley Chapter Musician Workshop

* Snohomish County Music Teacher Association Workshop

* Piano Playing Health Workshop

* Washington State Music Teacher Association Annual Conference

* Certified Kinesio Taping Technician Workshops

My email: [email protected]



Shih-Pin Hsu OT, PhD candidate

I believe humanity and knowledge lead to a brighter world.

After finishing my occupational therapy training in National Taiwan University (2005-2012), I study for a doctorate in brain science in National Yang-Ming University until now. My interests and clinical specializations focus on stroke neurorehabilitation: task-oriented training, mirror therapy, functional electrical stimulation, neglect and somatosensory rehabilitation, and also transcranial direct current stimulation.

I enjoy reading, thinking, and feeling the beautiful moments from daily life and nature.

4 thoughts on “The Authors

  • Lisa Rea

    This is a very good site. Thank you. Suffering from CMC-thumb arthritis. New to me. Trying your exercises. Do you suggest a brace which I’ve been given but don’t like. My CMC problems is due to computer use.
    thanks also for your info on exercises for musicians. Very cool.

    Lisa Rea

    • Andrew Tan, OTR/L, CHT, CKTP, CEAS

      Hi Lisa,

      Thank you for your feedback! I do recommend using thumb brace especially when you are using your hand for typing or playing instruments.
      There are two types of thumb braces you can try, they can be found on Amazon.
      1. Push Metagrip CMC brace – this one provides more rigid support for your CMC
      2. Comfort Cool CMC thumb wrap – this one is usually more comfortable but not as strong as the one above.

  • Melissa Teng, MOT OTR/L

    Hi Andrew!

    I am a new grad OT working towards to become a CHT and I just came across your website during work when I was searching for treatment ideas. I just wanted to appreciate how much effort and time you put into this website and I found it extremely helpful as a new therapist!! I am also a Mandarin speaker and I love how you have the site in Mandarin Chinese so that I could also share to my family in Taiwan to educate them about my profession since they are often confused. Keep it up!

    Melissa Teng, MOT OTR/L
    Phoenix, Arizona

    • Andrew Tan, OTR/L, CHT, CKTP, CEAS

      Hi Melissa,
      Thanks so much for your feedback! Sorry for the late reply, somehow I just see your message today!!
      If there’s anything I can help out passing your CHT exam, please feel free to contact me through my email! [email protected]

      Warmest regards,
      Andrew Tan, OTR/L, CHT, CKTP, CEAS
      Irvine, CA


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