Anyone with an injury or disability wants the best rehabilitation to regain their lost function and return to productive living. The Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) credential offers assurance to the public that the therapist has achieved a high level of competency in the profession and attends continuing education seminars to stay current within the field of hand therapy. Certification is voluntary, available to occupational or physical therapists, and involves meeting rigorous standards. Because of the the requirements to become a CHT, these therapists demonstrate a dedication specific to the profession of hand therapy. There are 5,294 Certified Hand Therapists in the United States, most of whom are Occupational Therapists, and their focus is based from the definition and scope of practice adopted by the Hand Therapy Certification Board in 2009.
A sprained ankle can happen very quickly and suddenly, when the foot is twisted or turned in unexpectedly. Ankle sprains are the most common foot injury and the most common orthopaedic injury seen by doctors. A sprained ankle can occur during an athletic event or just by a missed stepping on an uneven surface.
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