Occupational Therapy is a rehabilitation science that is focused on promoting patients performing meaningful and purposeful activities. The aim of occupational therapy is to increase the independence of patients in the performance of daily activities.
What is a certified hand therapist?
“A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is an occupational therapist or physical therapist who has a minimum of five 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.” HTCC website.
Why choose a certified hand therapist?
“The Certified Hand Therapist 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.”
“Certification is voluntary and difficult to attain. It involves meeting rigorous standards, developing a long-range career path, and acquiring the advanced study and training required to pass the certification examination. CHTs are therapists who demonstrate a personal dedication to the profession of hand therapy and a desire for advanced competency; they bring to their work a commitment and dedication to reach and maintain the highest standards in their profession. The CHT credential is recognized by many professional organizations as a benchmark for excellence in advanced specialty credentialing in health care.” HTCC website
Services provided by CPTA OT
- Fabrication of custom splints and orthotics for the upper extremity
- Treatment of all hand and upper extremity injuries including post surgical cases
- Activities of daily living retraining
- Treatment of neurological condition such as CVA and Brain Injury
Carolina Physical Therapy Associates offers occupational physical therapy in Greenville, Washington, Rocky Mount, Nashville, Dunn, Fuquay-Varina, Tarboro, Hamlet and Louisburg.