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Did you know that June 3-9 is Hand Therapy Week?

 Hand Therapy Week (previously known as Healthy Hands Week) is an  integrated national program sponsored by The American Society of Hand  Therapists (ASHT).  Hand Therapy Week brings the benefits of the hand  therapy profession to new audiences – demonstrating the advantages of  prevention and treatment procedures for patients who have been affected  by an accident or trauma, and educating the public. 

Here are a few facts about hand therapy: 

Hand therapy is the art and science of evaluating and treating  injuries and conditions of the upper extremity (shoulder, arm, elbow,  forearm, wrist and hand). Hand therapy uses a number of therapeutic  interventions to help return a person to their highest level of  function. 

To obtain the CHT credential, a hand therapist must practice as an  OT or PT for a minimum of five years, accumulating at least 4,000 hours  of hand and upper extremity experience.  Hand therapists must also pass  a rigorous certification examination to demonstrate their competency in  the practice of hand therapy.