Certified Hand Therapy

Physical therapist evaluates a patient's range of motion while participating in certified hand therapy.

What conditions does it treat?

Any loss of function through injury, accident, or disease may have a devastating effect on their lives. Anyone with an injury wants the very best of treatment to assure maximal recovery. The Certified Hand Therapist credential offers assurance to the public that the therapist has achieved the highest level of competency in the profession and stays up to date with practice within the field.

Hand therapy, or rehabilitation, is a specialized area of rehabilitation used to increase the strength and function of the hand. Rehabilitation may include physical therapy and/or occupational therapy.

Your doctor may refer you to a physical therapist or occupational therapist with advanced skills called a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). The CHT credential means the therapist has completed additional education and has earned credentials beyond a therapy degree. Certified hand therapists work with individuals in industrial, athletic and performing artist groups.

Therapy of the hand may include one or more of the following:

  • exercises for the hand
  • heat therapy
  • massage therapy
  • splinting
  • traction
  • nerve stimulation

People value the use of their hands and any loss of function through injury, accident, or disease may have a devastating effect on their lives. Hand therapy is common following hand surgery to restore tendons, nerves, and joint function. Hand therapists also work with diagnoses related to the arm that may include, but are not limited to:

  • amputations
  • arthritis
  • burns
  • congenital anomalies
  • fractures and lacerations
  • overuse syndromes/repetitive strain injuries
  • vascular/lymphatic problems

Covenant Therapy Centers accept most insurance and managed care plans. For questions or information about the clinic nearest you call (865) 541-4500.

quote icon

“I am able to physically accomplish whatever I want. I can bike, hike and kayak as I did before the accident. I have no limitations. I owe so much of that to Parkwest Therapy Center. They helped me to regain my strength, ability and confidence.”

Julia Wood, Covenant Health Therapy Center Patient

covenant health therapy center patient poses for a picture
quote icon

“I honestly can’t believe how quick it was. After two to three weeks, my back was feeling better, and now it feels great.”

Sarah Field, Covenant Health Therapy Center Patient

female patient poses in therapy center
quote icon

“Everyone there is so friendly and encouraging. I really appreciate that.”

Elizabeth White, Covenant Health Therapy Center Patient

Covenant Health