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Hand Therapy/Splinting

Hand therapy includes treatment of the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, and neck. These disorders can result from injury, overuse, and post-surgical conditions. Hand therapists also make custom splints for the wrist and hand.

A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is an occupational therapist or physical therapist who has a minimum of three years of clinical experience, including 4,000 hours or more in direct practice in hand therapy. In addition, the Certified Hand Therapist has successfully passed a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper quarter rehabilitation. Because of changes in the profession, every CHT is required to demonstrate continued professional development and competency by recertifying every five years.

Rise Physical Therapy has the most CHT’s in the state of Delaware.

Common diagnoses treated are:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Tendon repair
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tennis/Golfer’s elbow
  • Rotator cuff tears and repairs
  • Impingement Syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Mallett Finger
  • Frozen shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
  • Overuse syndromes/tendonitis
  • Pinched nerves
  • Post-surgical care
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome