What is a Hand Therapist? A hand therapist is an Occupational Therapist or Physical Therapist who specializes in the rehabilitation of conditions affecting the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder.
Why Choose A Certified Hand Therapist? A CHT (Certified Hand Therapist) is a therapist who has earned a specialized certification by completing over 4,000 hours of upper extremity treatment and passing a rigorous nationally recognized certification exam.
Being treated by a CHT assures patients of his or her therapist advanced level of competency, professionalism and extensive knowledge of intricate anatomy. In addition, a CHT has mastery of the complexity of the upper extremity, surgeries and related treatment protocols.
In order to maintain certification, a CHT is required to pursue continuing education to keep abreast of current therapy practice. For more information regarding CHTs, visit HTCC.org.