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Certified Hand Therapy at BIR Frisco 

A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is an occupational therapist or physical therapist who has a minimum of five years of clinical experience, including 4,000 hours or more in direct practice in hand therapy. In addition, the Certified Hand Therapist has successfully passed a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper quarter rehabilitation. The Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) offers credentials which required advanced knowledge and practice in assessment and treatment  of individuals with diagnoses pertaining to the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder such as but not limited to the following:

  • Amputations
  • Arthritis and rheumatic diseases
  • Crush injuries/mutilating trauma
  • Cumulative trauma disorders
  • Dislocations and subluxations
  • Dupuytren's disease
  • Edema
  • Fractures
  • Infections
  • Ligamentous injury and instability
  • Muscular strains, tears, and avulsions
  • Nerve injuries and conditions
  • Neuromuscular diseases – ALS, MS, MD
  • Pain
  • Replantation and revascularization  
  • Tendon injuries and conditions (e.g., lacerations, transfers, tendonitis, ruptures)
  • Thermal and electrical injuries
  • Wounds and scars
Treatment interventions may include but not limited to:
  • Electrical/thermal modalities
  • Manual therapy
  • Exercise
  • Scar management
  • Custom splint fabrication
  • Education on ergonomics/activity modification
  • Education on adaptive equipment

For more information on certified hand therapy please contact the Baylor Outpatient Therapy and Sports Medicine Clinic in Frisco at 972.712.2669.