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Want to Text instead of Call? Learn How To Do It Pain Free

Posted by Dani Livsie on Jul 6, 2011 10:03:00 AM

Do you have a really cool phone that you can not seem to put down? Do you text more than you call? Does it start to hurt after you text for a while?

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Topics: health, occupational therapy, certified hand therapy

What is a Certified Hand Therapist?

Posted by Leslie Boone on Apr 21, 2011 10:49:00 AM

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.

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Topics: occupational therapy, certified hand therapy