A certified hand therapist is an occupational therapist or Physiotherapist who has a minimum of five years of clinical experience, including 2,000 hours or more in direct practice in hand therapy. In addition, the certified hand therapist must successfully pass a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper extremity rehabilitation.
In the profession of hand therapy, the credentials for a certified hand therapist are CHT. These marks distinguish an occupational therapist or Physiotherapist as someone with the highest professional credential in the specialty of upper extremity rehabilitation. A CHT is a part of an exceptional group of occupational therapists and Physiotherapists who have met the standards set by experts in hand therapy. They have demonstrated their professional commitment to excellence by obtaining these voluntary credentials.
Newington has two experienced Hand Therapists operating from the Mair Street Clinic. They are involved in treating all aspects of hand, wrist, forearm and elbow conditions. Problems treated by Hand Therapists include: tendonitis, sprains, lacerations, fractures, arthritis, nerve compressions, pain from overuse and other trauma. Treatment may include excercises, heat & cool packs, ultrasound, wax baths, massage and splints.
Laura Shorney B.Sc OT, CHT(USA)M AHTA
Jennifer Kaess B.OT, CHT(USA), Dip Appl.Sci P&O
Fiona Orton B.Sc OT
Hours for Hand Therapy
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9:00am - 6.00pm
Wednesday & Friday 9:00am - 3.00pm
Saturday 9.00am - 12.00pm