Certified Hand Therapy
A hand, wrist, or shoulder injury can quickly compromise your quality of life whether it’s accident induced, a symptom of overuse, or has been brought on by a disease. Hand therapy is defined as the science and art of assessment and rehabilitation of the upper limbs. ProRehab’s Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) can get to the root of the problem, making adjustments to relieve pain that are well beyond what medicine could do alone.
Certified Hand Therapists have a minimum of three years of advanced clinical skills and therapy, including over 4,000 hours in hand therapy practice, and also have passed a comprehensive test in advanced clinical skills. The CHT credential offers assurance that our therapists have achieved the highest level of competency and maintain their CHT credential through extensive recertification.
Hand Therapy works to relieve pain in the hands, wrist, or shoulder due to:
- Traumatic injuries
- Fractures & dislocations
- Sports injuries
- Tennis elbow/lateral epicondylitis
- RTC tendonitis
- Carpal & cubital tunnel, thoracic outlet syndrome, & other nerve entrapment disorders
- Tendon & nerve injuries
- Dupuytren’s contracture
- Complex regional pain syndrome/RSD
- Shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand pain
- Postoperative care of shoulder arthroscopy
Our therapists custom fit hand, elbow and shoulder orthotics that can be remolded as your condition changes. Individual treatment plans can include a combination of wound care, range of motion and strengthening exercises, edema management, scar and soft tissue massage, arthritis management, sensory re-education, joint protection principles and more.
Hand therapy is available at our Bowling Green, Evansville – East, Evansville – West, Haubstadt, and Vincennes locations. Watch this video to learn more about Certified Hand Therapy at ProRehab: