Certified Hand Therapy (CHT)
Many people take the use of their hands and arms for granted. They don’t truly understand how debilitating an upper extremity condition can be if they haven’t experienced one themselves.
But if you have an injury or disorder affecting your hands or arms, you know the experience involves more than the frustration around little tasks that have become painful or difficult. It also includes the regret of having to say “no” to activities you’d otherwise be able to enjoy.
At JAG-ONE Physical Therapy, we understand exactly how important your hands and arms are to your ability to live a fulfilling and productive life. And we have solutions we use every day to help people like you get back their abilities to enjoy life.
Our certified hand therapists have completed advanced continuing education courses and at least 4,000 hours of direct practice. They have complex knowledge, experience, and skill in treating various afflictions and helping patients regain function and mobility in their upper limbs.
Want to learn more about certified hand therapy, or how JAG-ONE PT can help? Contact one of our over 100 locations in New York, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania today!
What can a hand therapist do for me?
Hand therapy is practiced by physical therapists or occupational therapists trained in the rehabilitation of upper extremity disorders and injuries. A certified hand therapist (CHT) can treat injuries or conditions involving the fingers, hands and wrists, elbows, and shoulders and help you regain normal function.
Through continuing education courses and on-the-job experience, our hand therapists have developed experience treating these upper limb problems. They can provide everything from an initial evaluation to post-op rehabilitation, ensuring you get the continuum of care you need to recover your range of motion and live to your full abilities.
Once one of our certified hand therapists completes the exam of your arm and hand, they’ll advise you on what type of hand therapy will be best suited to improve your condition. Then they’ll create a personalized plan to help you find relief for your upper extremity issue.
Hand Therapy Treatments
Your hands are a sensitive part of the body, so if you have an upper extremity disorder or injury, you want to ensure your physical therapist is fully qualified to care for you. You can have peace of mind knowing that JAG-ONE Certified Hand Therapists have years of education and job experience, which go directly into the quality of your care.
Treatments offered by our certified hand therapists include:
- Managing your custom orthotic for upper limb function (to protect complex repairs, stabilize joints, or restore range of motion)
- Design and implementation of activity and upper limb exercise programs
- Management of edema and pain
- Wound and scar management
- Joint protection strategies
- Adaptive equipment recommendations
- Ergonomic evaluations and recommendations
Our CHTs can provide non-operative, preventative, and post-surgical hand therapy to help you recover from numerous upper extremity conditions, including:
- Fractures in any of the upper extremities, including hand fractures
- Dislocations of the upper extremities
- Instabilities of the hands, wrist, shoulder, or elbow
- Soft tissue exam and repair, including nerve repairs, nerve transfers, tendon repairs, tendon transfers, ligament repairs, and DRUJ reconstructions
- Joint replacements (CMC, MP, PIP)
- Ulnar shortening osteotomy
- Amputation or replants
- Peripheral nerve compressions
- Trigger finger release
- Tumor/Cyst removal
- Dupuytren’s release
- Dequervain’s tenosynovitis
- Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis
Expertise of our CHTs
Patients of certified hand therapists (CHTs) can receive rehabilitation care to treat a range of conditions affecting the hands and arms. You can also expect a hand therapy practice with the reputation of JAG-ONE PT to have a team of individuals with deep knowledge of upper extremity issues.
Our certified hand therapists have completed years of higher education courses and thousands of hours of direct practice. Our CHT team members also have clinical experience and integrated knowledge in anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics, so they're skilled in treating complex finger, hand, wrist, and elbow injuries.
Several of our hand therapists are members of the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT), an organization of committed hand therapy professionals whose goal is to promote hand therapy education and understanding around upper extremity issues.
Our team is highly trusted and successful in their ability to bring function and mobility back to their patients’ upper limbs, and they’re happy to help you develop a personalized treatment plan for your specific condition.
Get Certified Hand Therapy at JAG-ONE PT
When facing an upper extremity injury or disorder, getting the right rehabilitation treatment from a certified therapist is a vital first step on your path to recovery. At JAG-ONE Physical Therapy, you can count on our certified hand therapists for expert care.
JAG-ONE Physical Therapy proudly offers hand therapy throughout New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us or visit a JAG-ONE PT location near you today.
Bring mobility and comfort back to your hands, wrists, and arms — and get back the life you love — with Certified Hand Therapy from JAG-ONE Physical Therapy.