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  1. WHAT IS HAND THERAPY?Treating more than just a hand… Hand Therapy Awareness and Injury Prevention Week [Insert dates]

  2. A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)…. • Is an Occupational or Physical Therapist who specializes in the rehabilitation of hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder conditions and injuries • Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience and 4,000 hours of time practicing and being mentored in the intricacies of the upper extremity • Must pass a rigorous examination of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper extremity rehabilitation • Works with patients to hasten their return to a productive lifestyle

  3. Meet Our Certified Hand Therapists:[Insert therapist names] • [Insert Therapist Biographies] • [Insert Therapist Photos]

  4. What Conditions Benefit from Hand Therapy? • Tendon and nerve injuries • Wounds and infections • Soft tissue injuries • Fractures, dislocations, and sprains • Sports injuries

  5. What Conditions Benefit from Hand Therapy? • Carpal tunnel syndrome • Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis • Amputations, burns, and frostbite • Dupuytren’s contracture • Tendonitis such as tennis elbow • Cumulative trauma disorders

  6. Evaluation Techniques • Range of Motion • Grip and Pinch Strength • Sensation • Pain and Swelling • Wound and Scar Status • Functional Dexterity

  7. Treatment Techniques • Modalities (electrical stimulation, • ultrasound, heat, ice) • Wound and Pin Care • Pain Management • Scar and Edema Management • Range of Motion Exercises • Strengthening Exercises • Ergonomic Recommendations • Deep Tissue Massage • Joint Protection Techniques

  8. Treatment Techniques • Range of Motion Exercises • Strengthening Exercises • Deep Tissue Massage • Ergonomic Recommendations • Joint Protection Techniques

  9. Customized Splinting

  10. The Importance of Client Education “I love it when the light bulb goes on and clients finally understand what they need to do to get better. Education about anatomy, tissue healing, and respecting pain really empowers them.” Sheila Yakobina, OTR/L, CHT