People value the use of their hands. 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.
What conditions does it treat?
Certified Hand Therapists (CHT’s) work with all populations including industrial, athletic and performing artist groups. They work with diagnoses related to the arm which may include:
- Congenital anomalies
- Fractures and lacerations
- Overuse syndromes and repetitive strain injuries
- Vascular / lymphatic problems