Comprehensive care for your hands
Olympic Sports & Spine’s hand therapy program provides rehabilitation for a wide variety of hand and upper extremity injuries and disorders. All treatment programs are designed to address each patient's deficits and needs and closely attend to each physician's orders. OSS's One-On-One treatment approach ensures each patient receives customized and attentive care.
Olympic Sports & Spine’s hand program provides rehabilitation for a wide variety of hand and upper extremity injuries and disorders. All treatment programs are designed to add research patient's deficits and needs, and closely attend to each physician's orders.
Common Diagnoses Treated with Hand Therapy
- Amputations/Amputation revisions
- Congenital differences/anomalies
- Cumulative trauma disorders/repetitive stress injuries
- Dupuytren's Contracture
- Flexor/Extensor tendon injuries
- Fracture fixation/bone graft
- Fractures/dislocations/joint instabilities
- Inflammatory and degenerative arthritis
- Joint reconstruction
- Joint releases
- Joint synovectomy
- Ligament repair
- Multiple system trauma
- Nail bed injuries/repair
- Nerve block/sympathectomies
- Pain-related syndromes
- Peripheral nerve injuries
- Post-mastectomy/post-radiation lymphedema
- Psychogenic disorders involving the upper quarter
- Soft tissue injuries
- Thermal injuries
- Tumors and cysts
- Vascular disorders
OSS's hand therapists offer a wide array of treatment and therapeutic options, and offer state of the art equipment to ensure your rehabilitative success. The following are examples of the therapeutic options available:
- Adaptive/Assistive devices
- ADL training
- Assessment tools and standardized testing
- Behavior management
- Compressive therapy
- Desensitization exercise
- Electrical Modalities
- Ergonomic modification
- Manual Therapy
- Patient education
- Sensory re-education
- Thermal modalities
- Work conditioning/retraining
- Wound Care/Dressings/Topical Agents
What is a Certified Hand Therapist?
A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is an occupational or physical therapist who has a minimum of three (3) years of clinical experience, including 4000 hours or more in the direct practice of hand therapy. In addition, the Certified Hand Therapist has successfully passed a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and theory . Because of changes in the profession, every CHT is required to demonstrate continued professional development and competency by recertifying every five (5) years.
Benefits of Working with a CHT
- Highest Level of Competency
The Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) credential is recognized as the "gold standard" for hand therapists. CHTs have achieved the highest level of competency in the profession.
- Complex, Technical Knowledge
The intricate anatomy of the arm and hand frequently requires very delicate surgery, often with microscopic techniques. The technical complexity of these surgeries necessitates a high level of therapist competency. Therapists must have a strong understanding of these surgical approaches and the appropriate, subsequent postoperative therapy programs.
- Rigorous Standards
Certification is voluntary and difficult to attain. It requires satisfying rigorous standards and acquiring the advanced training required to pass the certification examination. CHT's are therapist who demonstrated a personal dedication to the profession and a desire for advanced competency.