Certified Hand Therapy (CHT)

Certified hand therapy is done by a specialized physical or occupational therapist. CHTs help to stop the loss of, or bring back use of, your shoulder, arm, elbow, forearm, wrist and/or hand and/or reverse any effects of diseases, in order to help you to be able to complete tasks and fully join in life situations.

What to Expect

Your Evaluation:

  • Arrive 15-20 minutes early to your first appointment for any paperwork 
  • Wear:
    • Comfortable, loose-fitting clothing
    • No jewelry
  • Bring:
    • A list of any medications you are taking
    • Any medical reports or tests about your injury 
    • Any splints, braces, etc. being used
    • A photo ID
  • Follow your doctor’s advice about medications
  • Your therapist will run tests on your injury and then give you a treatment plan that is right for you

Follow Up Appointments:

  • Follow your home exercise program
  • Go to all your appointments
  • Make up any missed appointments

The Basics:

  • Tell your therapist about your:
    • Symptoms
    • How your injury happened
    • Test results
    • Job duties
    • Other doctor or therapist visits
    • What gives you relief for your symptoms
  • Your therapist will make a treatment plan for you, which will include short- term, long-term and home goals in order to help you get back to work
  • Visits are typically about 30 minutes to 1 hour

Questions or concerns? Call 866.389.0211 to speak to a One Call Representative.

This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have.

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