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  • Hand Therapy Week 2017
    Happy Hand Therapy Week!

    Join Select Physical Therapy as we celebrate Hand Therapy Week! Hand Therapy Week is held during the first full week of June and hosted by the American Society of Hand Therapists.

    When the hand and upper extremity are unable to function fully due to accidents, disease, repetitive stress and congenital or acquired syndromes, a specialized approach provided by a certified hand therapist (CHT) is essential for recovery. We’re giving our CHTs a round of applause during Hand Therapy Week and throughout the year for serving our patients!

    Hand therapy is the art, science and rehabilitation of the hand and upper limbs and is the merging of occupational therapy and physical therapy theory and practice. Hand therapy focuses on finding the true cause of symptoms and uses a number of therapeutic interventions to help return a person to their highest level of function. Hand therapists can improve function by focusing on individual goals and strengths to work beyond expectations following injury or surgery.

    There are fewer than 6,000 CHTs in the United States. Select Physical Therapy’s parent company, Select Medical, employs more CHTs than any other organization. To date, Select Medical has more than 265 CHTs treating in over 1,600 locations.

    We support clinical education to make hand therapy services available in more local communities. In order to help them achieve certification in hand therapy, 240 therapists are involved in a formal mentorship program. We are committed to growing the hand/occupational profession to improve access to skilled and knowledgeable therapists.

    For more information on our hand therapy service offerings, please contact a center near you today!