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About Hand Therapy

What is a CHT?

 

Designation of Certified Hand Therapy (CHT) is the highest level of specialization of upper extremity rehabilitation within the fields of physical and occupational therapy. 

 

Requirements to become a CHT:

 

Completion of a degree in either occupational or physical therapy (currently, masters degree level required for occupational therapy (MS, OTR) or a doctoral degree required for physical therapy (DOT). In addition, at least three years of work experience of which at least 4,000 hours in specialized hand and upper extremity care. Finally, successful passing of a rigorous hand certification examination.

 

ASHT American Society of Hand Therapists

San Juan Hand Therapy is an occupational therapy clinic locally owned and operated in Durango, Colorado. We specialize in upper extremity therapy of the hand, wrist, and elbow. Our team of certified hand therapists and occupational hand therapists are committed to helping you get back to your activities of daily living; whether that be sports, work, musical instruments, art, or self-care.  

  • Soft Tissue Mobilization

  • Skilled Wound Care

  • Joint Mobilization

  • Kinesiotaping

  • Active & Passive Range of Motion

  • Strengthening Techniques

  • Cold Laser Light Therapy

  • Electrical Stimulation

  • Joint Protection Strategies

Services We Offer:
  • Work Site Evaluations

  • Therapeutic Ultra Sound

  • Ergonomic & Postural Evaluations

  • Adaptive Supplies & Equipment

  • Custom & Prefabricated Splinting

  • Edema Treatment

  • Moist Heat and Icing Techniques

  • Activity Modification Strategies

  • And More!!

We strive to achieve full return to sports, music, and the ability to perform all activities of daily living within a timely, cost effective, and caring manner.

575 Rivergate Lane #108

Durango, CO 81301

(970) 247-7711

San Juan Hand Therapy Inc.

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