Archive for November 2013
What is a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)?
A Certified Hand Therapist is an occupational therapist or a physical therapist who has specialized in the treatment of upper extremity problems and who has met the criteria to apply for the CHT credential. These criteria include: 5 years’ experience as an occupational therapist or a physical therapist Logging 4,000 hours of direct patient care…Read More
Hand Therapy for Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy of the Hands
Many people who have been treated with chemotherapy report hand and/or foot neuropathy from the anti-cancer drugs. This neuropathy can dramatically interfere with daily activities and quality of life. It can present as numbness, tingling, pins-and-needles, sensory pain, stabbing, or cold-intolerance. Chemotherapy-induced neuropathy (CIPN) can become so severe that chemotherapy doses or frequencies may need…Read More
Fundamentals of Hand Therapy
The second edition of this essential text and reference for therapy of upper extremity problems! This recent publication contains new and updated chapters plus links to a supplemental web site with videos and additional material. Written for hand therapy specialists and non-specialists, this illustrated text and reference emphasizes treatment fundamentals, provides tips and guidelines for…Read More