Hand therapists are specially trained to treat hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders. Whether you’re recovering from a surgery or are simply feeling pain, hand therapy can help. A hand therapist can be an occupational or physical therapist. Becoming a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) requires that they are practicing hand therapy for five years, have gained 4,000 hours of experience in treating the upper extremity, and have passed a comprehensive examination.
Hand therapists work closely with hand surgeons to ensure they are providing the best treatment options. Hand therapy can help you with: