Certified Hand Therapy

A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is a specialist who has seen many hand patients, taken more advanced studies and passed the Board exam. Additional CEUs and seeing a volume of upper extremity patients are necessary to maintain that certification. Our CHTs carefully develop individually designed therapy programs for patients with injuries and/or medical conditions related to the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, and digits.

Services may include the following:

  • Evaluation (pre- and post-op)
  • Splints (custom & prefabricated)
  • Patient/Family Education
  • Written Home Programs
  • Therapeutic Exercises for Strength & Endurance
  • Injury Prevention Programs
  • Wound Care
  • Scar and Pain Management
  • Edema Control
  • Manual Therapy Desensitization

Care Starts with a Thorough Evaluation

Our CHT evaluation starts with an intensive examination and assessment of your condition. A treatment plan is developed that is based on your specific needs. We then provide you with a clear, easy-to-understand explanation of how we can help you address and improve your symptoms.

We Then Develop a Personalized Treatment Plan for You

Treatment usually consists of gentle therapeutic exercises and hands-on techniques.

We frequently include the following procedures in your treatment program:

  • A customized therapeutic exercise program for strengthening, coordination, and function
  • Manual therapy (hands-on treatment)
  • Extensive patient education about your condition

Our Evidence-Based Approach

There are three components utilized in our hand rehabilitation program:

  • The current best evidence – We stay informed on new scientific research which is being published on a regular basis for advancing treatment techniques.
  • Our clinical experience – We have provided certified hand therapy for 20 years and treated a variety of diagnoses. Clinical experience allows us to make excellent decisions about the type of treatment you should receive.
  • Your treatment goals – Of course your long-term goals are important when developing a treatment plan.