Certified Hand Therapy

Certified Hand Therapists (CHTs) are physical therapists or occupational therapists who specialize in the physical rehabilitation of hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders affected by injury, surgery, or naturally occurring conditions such as arthritis. CHTs also have the unique skill of the fabrication and provision of custom upper extremity splinting - these are made right in our new office and individually crafted to fit each patient.

Custom splints help patients with problems associated with:

  • Tendinopathy (i.e. Tennis Elbow, de Quervain's and Trigger Finger)
  • Neuritis (i.e. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)
  • Joint Pain (i.e. Thumb Arthritis)
  • Muscle Strain and Ligament Sprain (i.e. Mallet Finger and Skier's Thumb)
  • Post-Surgical protocols (i.e. Flexor Tendon Repairs)
  • Healing Fractures

We have a passion for treating the upper extremity. We know people value the use of their hands and any loss of function through injury or accident may have a devastating effect on their lives. Anyone with an injury wants the best treatment for optimal recovery. The Certified Hand Therapist credential is recognized by many professional organizations as a benchmark for excellence, and offers assurance to the public that we have achieved a high level of competency in the profession.