Patients who have experienced hand and/or upper limb injuries need the special expertise of a Certified Hand Therapist for the best outcomes. At ProFlex Physical Therapy, our team of Certified Hand Therapists are authorities on these conditions.
What is a “Certified Hand Therapist”?
A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is an occupational or physical therapist with a minimum of five years of direct clinical experience in hand therapy who has taken a national certification exam. Only after passing the exam and meeting the criteria established by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission can the therapist use the CHT credentials. To ensure that all therapists remain current and achieve only excellent results with all patients, every CHT is required to demonstrate continued professional development and competency by recertifying every five years.
Some of the conditions we treat include:
- Wrist and hand fractures
- Wound care
- Tendon and nerve injuries
- Traumatic amputation
- Treatment of burns
- Nerve entrapments of the upper extremity
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Scar management
- Cumulative trauma injuries
At ProFlex, we have the ability to make custom hand splints for our patients. This allows us, who are the most familiar with your condition, to individualize your treatment and focus on what you need most to improve.