Certified Hand Therapy

Cathy Fiorenza, CHT OTR/L

Cathy Fiorenza, CHT OTR/L – Certified Hand Therapist

The CHT Credential

CHT Recognized by many health care professions as a benchmark for excellence in the advanced practice of upper extremity rehabilitation. The credential is awarded to an Occupational Therapist or Physical Therapist who has a minimum of five years clinical experience, including 4,000 hours of direct hand therapy. In addition, the CHT has successfully passed a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper extremity treatment. Due to advancements in the profession, every CHT is required to demonstrate continued professional development by recertifying every five years.
Specialized treatment programs available for hand, elbow and shoulder conditions such as:
  • Injuries and Reconstructive Surgeries
  • Nerve and Tendon Repairs
  • Arthritic Conditions
  • Traumatic and Repetitive Stress Injuries
  • Tendinitis
  • Strains and Sprains
  • Simple and Complex Fractures
Treatment Modalities and Techniques provided:
  • Custom Splint Fabrication
  • Wound Care and Scar Management
  • Sensory Re-education
  • Functional, Daily Living and Therapeutic Activities
  • Therapeutic Modalities (Ultrasound, Electrical Stimulation, Paraffin)
  • Patient Education