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HAND THERAPY

You value the use of your hands and any loss of function through injury may drastically change your life. Anyone with an injury wants the very best treatment to assure maximum recovery.For many, the role of a Certified Hand Therapist serves as a lifeline to resuming normal life. Hand therapy by a licensed certified hand therapist is for anyone who has had an interruption in the use of their hands or arms due to injury, surgery, or overuse. The CHT 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. The intricate anatomy of the arm and hand necessitate delicate and complex surgical repair. A CHT is knowledgeable about these advanced surgical techniques. (htcc.orgAmy McMahon, OTR, CHT understands the complexity of the hand and the impact a hand injury has on your daily routine.


Your therapy session includes an evaluation of your current function, education of relevant anatomy and precautions, and development of a plan of care unique to your limitations. With a focus on home exercise, the goal of Hand Therapy is to get you back to your normal routine as quickly and safely as possible.

 

When you are under the care of a CHT at Allied you will receive:

• Immediate care and effective treatment plan to reduce overall treatment time.

• Progression of exercise to ensure the quickest recovery and decreased medical costs.

• Patient training and education for prevention of reoccurrence of injury.

• Close communication with your physician to ensure excellent outcomes and coordinated appointments.

• Flexible hours convenient to your busy schedule. 

 

Conditions that may lead you to a hand therapist may include:

• Post-surgical fractures

• Wounds

• Flexor/extensor tendon repairs

• Tendonitis

• Nerve injuries

• Excessive stiffness, edema, or scar

• Amputations

• Arthritis

• Sprains/Strain

• Joint replacements