Certified Hand Therapy & Splinting Information

The value and use of our hands is priceless and any loss of function through accident, disease, or injury may have a devastating effect on an individual. We know that you will want the very best of treatment to assure maximal recovery. The Certified Hand Therapist credential gives assurance that the therapist has achieved the highest level of competency within their profession and stays up to date with all the latest advances in their field.

In addition to holding a license in Occupational Therapy, our Certified Hand Therapists (CHT's) have completed a minimum of five years of post-graduate clinical experience, which includes 4,000 hours or more in direct hand therapy practice. They have also passed a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills. Our CHT’s are specialized in the areas of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand. We are proud to have 2 Certified Hand Therapists as part of our team!

 

Hand therapy concentrates on the following areas

  • Prevention of dysfunction
  • Restoration of function
  • Reversal of the progression of the pathology

 

Here are just a few areas that our therapists are qualified to treat

  • Amputations (Traumatic and Non-Traumatic)
  • Arthritis
  • Burns
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Crush injuries
  • Fractures
  • Nerve injuries
  • Tendon injuries & lacerations
  • Overuse syndromes and repetitive strain injuries

 

Splinting

Our CHT’s are able to fabricate numerous custom splints right on site. You will also receive excellent education in proper use and maintenance of your splint to ensure the maximum benefit and recovery.

Our custom splints are designed to assist

  • Congenital deformities
  • Decrease muscle tone (for children with Cerebral Palsy, traumatic brain injury, neurological injury)
  • Increase range of motion (movement)
  • Increase stability of affected joints
  • Maintain functional position
  • Post-surgical needs or positioning

 

Here are a few of the custom splints our CHT’s are able to make

  • Boutonniere Deformity
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • CMC Supports
  • Crush Injuries
  • DeQuervain's Tenosynovitis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Fractures
  • Flexion Contractures
  • Mallet Finger
  • Metacarpal Fractures
  • Severe Tendon Injuries
  • Swan Neck Deformity
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fractures