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Not all physical and occupational therapists are Certified Hand Therapists. CHTs achieve and maintain the highest level of competency in caring for injuries or conditions affecting upper extremities. They know the most up-to-date treatments and are experts in postsurgical therapy, including fabricating upper extremity splints.

Conditions Treated:

  • Fractures of the wrist, hand or arm
  • Lacerations/amputations
  • Tennis elbow
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Burns
  • Surgical repairs of tendons and nerves.
  • Tendonitis, rheumatoid arthritis/osteoarthritis


DMH offers immediate access to one of the area’s most experienced CHTs, with same day appointments available. Most types of medical insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid, accepted.

A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is an occupational therapist or physical therapist that has passed a rigorous CHT examination,  has a minimum of three years of clinical experience, including 4,000 hours or more in direct practice in hand therapy. There are just over 6,000 CHT in the United States, and we have five in the Decatur Area!

Don’t Settle when it comes to something as important as restoring motion and function in your hand, wrist or elbow. Ask your doctor for a referral to one of Decatur’s most experienced certified hand therapists (CHT).


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