Common conditions treated using hand therapy include fractures, tendon injuries, peripheral nerve injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, crush injuries and repetitive motion disorder.
UAMS has Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) and licensed Occupational Therapists (OT) who work closely with our orthopaedic and plastic surgery teams. We provide post-surgical rehabilitation and treatments for pain or limitations due to trauma, general injury, disease process and/or deformities from birth and can help you regain maximum use of your hand, elbow, and shoulder.
About Hand Therapists
A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is an occupational therapist or physical therapist who has a minimum of three years of clinical experience, including 4,000 hours or more in direct practice in hand therapy and successfully passed a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and theory.
Our therapists specialize in the care of:
- General strengthening and movement
- Splinting and casting to protect and assist in healing injuries
- Special modalities to increase healing and reduce pain
- Working with your doctor to plan and treat your injured areas