Hand Care Center

Experience and Expertise Mean Everything!

Our highly skilled hand therapists are proficient in the treatment of hand and upper extremity pathologies, from the acute to the chronic. Under the direction of the referring physician, our team designs each treatment based on the physician's diagnosis and the specific needs of the patient. Conditions treated include, but are not limited to arthritis, fractures, tendon injuries, peripheral nerve injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, crush injuries and repetitive motion disorder. The scope of hand/occupational therapy services offered include: wound and scar management, edema control, pain control, range of motion exercises, work hardening, work stimulation, strengthening, static and dynamic splint fabrication, and dexterity training among others.

 

What is a Certified Hand Therapist?
A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is an occupational therapist or physical therapist who has a minimum of five years of clinical experience, including 4,000 hours or more in direct practice in hand therapy. In addition, the Certified Hand Therapist has successfully passed a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper quarter rehabilitation. Because of changes in the profession, every CHT is required to demonstrate continued professional development and competency by recertifying every five years.

 

 

 

What is Hand Therapy?
"Hand therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper extremity of the human body. Hand therapists are occupational therapists or physical therapists who, through extra training and experience, have specialized knowledge of upper extremity function. Using specialized skills in assessment and treatment, hand therapists work with their clients to prevent injury or impairment, restore functional activity, and enhance participation in daily life." *

*Adapted from the Hand Therapy Certification Commission

Occupational Therapists also fabricate splints for prevention or correction of injury.


Common Conditions that CHT's Treat:

  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Cubital Tunnel
  • Trigger Finger
  • Dupuytren's Disease
  • Fractures
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Arthritis
  • DeQuervain's
  • Lateral Epicondylitis - Tennis Elbow
  • Medial Epicondylitis - Golfer's Elbow
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis / Tear / Repair
  • Joint Replacements / Arthroplasties


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