certified hand therapist

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cer·ti·fied hand ther·a·pist

(CHT) (sĕr'ti-fīd hand thār'ă-pĭst)
An occupational therapist who has been awarded a specialty certification in the area of hand rehabilitation.
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Any pain or loss of function in a hand, arm or shoulder can devastate a person's life," said Smith, who has worked for 12 years as an occupational therapist and for seven years as a certified hand therapist at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital.
A certified hand therapist starts out as an occupational therapist or physical therapist but concentrates on the body parts from elbow to fingertips.
Referral to a certified hand therapist with good manual skill in packaging splints is essential for managing this disorder because, although technically simple, the splint must be modified at an angle of 10 [degrees]per week using a finger-goniometer.
Norm Gustafson is a certified hand therapist at Canoe Creek Rehab in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and a faculty member at Kent State University.
A certified hand therapist offers the public assurance that the therapist treating them has achieved the highest recognition of competency in the profession.
Lowering light levels in the room while keeping task lights on your desk can minimize glare from overhead lights on the computer screen and help ease eye strain, says Chris Sorrells, a Denver-based occupational therapist, certified hand therapist and certified ergonomic assessment specialist.

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