The hand is an amazing, complex part of the human body, essential for all of our daily self-care, work and everyday activities. Whether writing with a pen, keying in over a computer or turning a screwdriver, our hands are essential tools inside our daily lives. Once the hand and top extremity cannot function properly credited to damages, disease, repeated stress and conditions from delivery or purchased syndromes, a particular approach is vital. A palm therapist can be an occupational therapist or physical therapist who, through advanced review and experience, focuses primarily on treating people with conditions impacting the hands and higher extremity. >A licensed side therapist can assess and treat any issue related to top of the extremity. The side therapist can effectively treat and rehabilitate the individual through post-operative treatment, preventative, non-operative or conventional treatment or industry discussion. The therapist works strongly with the doctor and patient to give a continuum of attention. This often starts off within times of the damage or surgery through the patient's go back to work and/or a successful lifestyle.
Hand remedy concentrates treatment of the palm and top limbs and it is the merging of occupational remedy and physical remedy theory and practice. Many of our very skilled physical and occupational therapists continue to become qualified side therapists and are experienced in the treating Hand and top extremity pathologies, from the severe to the chronic.
Certified hands therapists work straight with the referring medical doctor and the individual to treat the next: Tendon injuriesPeripheral nerve injuriesCrush injuriesRepetitive action disorder
What Conditions REAP THE BENEFITS OF KneeTherapy? Top extremity fractures/dislocationsAmputationsCrush injuriesTendon/ligament/nerve lacerationSerious melts away/wounds/prevention of scar tissue formation developmentTendonitisSprains or strainsArthritisCarpal tunnel syndromeAutoimmune disorders inhibiting hands functioning
Post-operative management of higher extremity Custom orthoses for top of the extremity Joint mobilization Instrument-assisted soft cells techniques Manual therapy Taping techniques Wound and scar tissue management Edema management Work simulation Flexibility Strengthening Arthritis
Certified Palm Therapist Criteria
The process to become certified side therapist (CHT) is strenuous. An occupational therapist or physical therapist will need at the least 3 years of medical experience, including more than 4,000 time of immediate practice at kneetherapy.
Successfully complete a national documentation exam, implemented by the Hands Therapy Documentation Commission Clinicians with CHT designation must re-certify every five years through certified advanced carrying on education.