Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)
“CHT” OR “Certified Hand Therapist”, can be a “Physical Therapist (PT-DPT)”, or an “Occupational Therapist (OT/OTR)”, with extensive hands-on experience of at least 4000 hours, in treating hand injuries and impairments. They also need to be Licensed Physical or Occupational Therapists, practicing in the United States for at least 5 years.
When all the stringent pre-conditions are met, the therapist will then need to take a Board Examination conducted by HTCC Board. Upon passing the test, the community has a new Certified Hand Therapist. He or she can then provide specialized Hand Therapy services to all patients with hand trauma or injury.