American Society of Hand Therapists
[1979 - present]
Developed with the sanction of the American Medical Association in 1977 to
promote the creation of standards
of care for individuals with upper extremity and hand conditions.
American Occupational Therapy
Association [1971 - present]
This organization sets the basic guidelines for professional care provided by
Certified Hand Therapist #C00644
[1993 - 1998]
Massachusetts - Occupational Therapist #707
[1983 - present]
Massachusetts - Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor #905
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 1979
The Florence Heller Graduate School
for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare
Masters in Human Services Management
Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
1973 - 1974
15 credits toward M.Ed. in Learning
Eastern Michigan University,
Ypsilanti, MI 1970
Bachelor of Science in Occupational
Ms. LaCroix is currently co-authoring a book on proper computer posture for
children. Her other publications have been:
• Co-authored "Therapy and Work
Hardening for Upper Extremity Disorders" in Millender, Lewis, MD et al
Occupational Disorders of the Upper Extremity, New York: Churchill Livingstone,
• Article published in the Brookline
Spy; "Thumbs Up If You Can" Vol 1, No 1: Feb 1991.
• Contributing Consultant "Keeping
the Rheumatoid Hand Working" in Patient Care; Vol 25, No 17: 10/30/91.
• Authored four chapters in
Goldstein, Trudy Sandler Geriatric Orthopaedics: Rehabilitative Management of
Common Problems, Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publication, 1991.
• Book review published in Journal of
Hand Therapy; Vol 1, No 1: Jan/Mar 1988.
• Original splint designs published
in Splinting with Aquaplast, Ramsey, NJ: WFR Corporation, 1988; and in Fess,
Elaine, etc. Hand Splinting, 2nd Edition, St. Louis: The C.V. Mosby Co., 1987 &
• Co-authored "Upper Extremity
Orthopedics" in Logigian, Martha K. Adult Rehabilitation: A Team Approach for
Therapists, Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1982.