Hand Therapy (Occupational Therapists)
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
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.
||B.Sc OT, CHT(USA)M AHTA
||B.OT, CHT(USA), Dip Appl.Sci P&O
Hours for Hand Therapy
As for Physiotherapy, Wednesdays as needed.