Welcome to Hands-On Rehab, Occupational Therapy
Our exceptional team of certified hand therapists have over 125 years of combined experience and are uniquely skilled in establishing individualized treatment programs to match patient needs and surgeon protocols.
We pride ourselves on our holistic, individualized, patient-focused approach to evaluation and treatment of various orthopedic injuries, disorders, and diseases of the upper extremity.
Why See a Hand Therapist?
When seeking medical attention for an injury or following surgery of the upper extremity, it is extremely important to find a doctor who specializes in the shoulder, arm, wrist, or hand. The same philosophy goes for your hand therapist, the person who continues and complements the care initiated by your doctor.
A Hand Therapist is an Occupational Therapist (OT) or Physical Therapist (PT) who, through advanced study and experience, specializes in treating individuals with conditions affecting the Hand, Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder.
A qualified hand therapist can evaluate and treat any problem associated with the upper extremity. Your hand therapist can effectively treat and rehabilitate you through sports related injuries, post-operative rehabilitation, chronic conditions, and other traumatic injury rehabilitation.
Your therapist will work closely with your physician to provide a continuum of care. This often starts within days of the injury or surgery right through your return to work and/or your everyday lifestyle.
Your hand therapist may also have an advanced certification as a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). A CHT is an Occupational Therapist (OT) or Physical Therapist (PT) by profession with at least five years of experience, plus 4,000 hours of hand therapy practice (upper extremity rehabilitation). A CHT must pass a certification exam that demonstrates knowledge of all areas of hand therapy before being granted the right to use the CHT designation.