Hand therapy is the art and science of evaluating and treating upper extremity conditions that may include orthopedic injuries or loss of function after a chronic illness or neurologic event like a stroke.
Some physical and occupational therapists take additional training to become Certified Hand Therapists (CHT). These hand therapists have at least 3,000 hours of specialization in treating upper extremity disorders and pass a rigorous national certification exam. Additionally, they are trained explicitly in fabricating custom orthoses, advanced surgical procedures, and rehab management.
There are many benefits to hand therapy, including:
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