Hand Therapy is a specialty practice area among Occupational Therapists (OT) and the department has therapists certified in hand therapy. Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) are considered the experts in the field of hand rehabilitation. OTs evaluate and offer interventions for many conditions in Hand Therapy including wrist and hand fractures, tendon and nerve injuries, arthritis and many cumulative trauma disorders including carpal tunnel syndrome.
Interventions in Hand Therapy focus on restoring range of motion and strength and maximizing functional use of the upper extremity. Hand Therapists are adept at fabrication of custom splints and braces and can recommend adaptive equipment to improve the patients' functional ability.