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WHAT IS HAND THERAPY? Treating more than just a hand…. Hand Therapy Awareness and Injury Prevention Week [Insert dates]. A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)….

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What is hand therapy treating more than just a hand

WHAT IS HAND THERAPY?Treating more than just a hand…

Hand Therapy Awareness and Injury Prevention Week [Insert dates]


A certified hand therapist cht

A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)….

  • Is an Occupational or Physical Therapist who specializes in the rehabilitation of hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder conditions and injuries

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience and 4,000 hours of time practicing and being mentored in the intricacies of the upper extremity

  • Must pass a rigorous examination of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper extremity rehabilitation

  • Works with patients to hasten their return to a productive lifestyle


Meet our certified hand therapists insert therapist names

Meet Our Certified Hand Therapists:[Insert therapist names]

  • [Insert Therapist Biographies]

  • [Insert Therapist Photos]


What conditions benefit from hand therapy

What Conditions Benefit from Hand Therapy?

  • Tendon and nerve injuries

  • Wounds and infections

  • Soft tissue injuries

  • Fractures, dislocations, and sprains

  • Sports injuries


What conditions benefit from hand therapy1

What Conditions Benefit from Hand Therapy?

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis

  • Amputations, burns, and frostbite

  • Dupuytren’s contracture

  • Tendonitis such as tennis elbow

  • Cumulative trauma disorders


Evaluation techniques

Evaluation Techniques

  • Range of Motion

  • Grip and Pinch Strength

  • Sensation

  • Pain and Swelling

  • Wound and Scar Status

  • Functional Dexterity


Treatment techniques

Treatment Techniques

  • Modalities (electrical stimulation,

  • ultrasound, heat, ice)

  • Wound and Pin Care

  • Pain Management

  • Scar and Edema Management

  • Range of Motion Exercises

  • Strengthening Exercises

  • Ergonomic Recommendations

  • Deep Tissue Massage

  • Joint Protection Techniques


Treatment techniques1

Treatment Techniques

  • Range of Motion Exercises

  • Strengthening Exercises

  • Deep Tissue Massage

  • Ergonomic Recommendations

  • Joint Protection Techniques


Customized splinting

Customized Splinting


The importance of client education

The Importance of Client Education

“I love it when the light bulb goes on and clients finally understand what they need to do to get better. Education about anatomy, tissue healing, and respecting pain really empowers them.”

Sheila Yakobina, OTR/L, CHT


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