Certified Hand Therapy

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Maria Quintela CHT provides attentive hand therapy and met the stringent training, experience, and examination requirements for the distinguished CHT credentials. She is highly qualified to treat injuries and conditions of the arm, hand, wrist, and fingers.

A Certified Hand Therapist is an occupational therapist or physical therapist who has at least five years of clinical experience which includes 4,000 hours or more in direct practice in hand therapy. In addition to this experience required, each Certified Hand Therapist must pass a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and theory in hand & upper quarter rehabilitation.

A certified hand therapist can perform the following services:

• Fabrication of all types of custom finger, hand, and wrist/ forearm orthotics

• Evaluation & treatment of surgical & non-surgical hand therapy conditions/ injuries

They treat these common diagnosis

• Fractures of the Hand & Wrist

• Carpal Tunnel, Radial Tunnel & Ulnar Tunnel (Overuse Injuries & Cumulative Trauma)

• Rheumatoid & Osteoarthritis

• Sprains & Strains

• Amputations & Replantations

• Tendon Injuries & Tendonitis

• Nerve Injuries & Repairs

• Compression & Crush Injuries

• Wounds & Complex Surgical Repairs

• Burns & Soft Tissue Injuries

• Tumors & Cysts

• Stroke Rehabilitation

• Edema, Pain, & Scar Management