Certified Hand Therapy

Hand therapy is defined as the science and art of assessment and rehabilitation of the upper limbs.

A hand, wrist, or shoulder injury can quickly compromise your quality of life whether it’s accident induced, a symptom of overuse, or has been brought on by a disease.

Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) can get to the root of the problem, making adjustments to relieve pain that are well beyond what medicine could do alone.

Certified Hand Therapists have a minimum of five years of advanced clinical skills and therapy, including over 4,000 hours in hand therapy practice, and also have passed a comprehensive test in advanced clinical skills. The CHT credential offers assurance that our therapists have achieved the highest level of competency and maintain their CHT credential through extensive recertification.

Hand therapy works to relieve pain in the hands, wrist, or shoulder due to:

  • Traumatic injuries
  • Fractures & dislocations
  • Sports injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • RTC tendonitis
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Amputations
  • Burns
  • Wounds
  • Tendon/nerve injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Post-op care
  • Complex regional pain
  • Hand pain

Customized for Your Needs

Our therapists custom fit hand, elbow, and shoulder orthotics that can be remolded as your condition changes. Individual treatment plans can include:

  • Wound care
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Edema management
  • Scar and soft tissue massage
  • Arthritis management
  • Sensory re-education
  • Join protection priniciples

Ready to reclaim your life? Shea PT is here to help.