Hand therapy, according to the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC), is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper quarter of the human body. A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is a physical or occupational therapist who has at least five years clinical experience and has passed a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and theory in shoulder, arm, and hand rehabilitation.
Because the complex anatomy of the arm and hand often requires intricate and sometimes microscopic surgery, it is especially important for the patient to be assured that their hand therapist is well trained in the latest post operative rehabilitation techniques and treatments.
Hand Therapy with the Sentara Therapy Centers
Sentara Therapy Centers offers the most advanced rehabilitation of upper extremity and hand injuries. Staffed with certified hand therapists with locations throughout Hampton Roads, the Hand Therapy Program founded in 1990 is one of the largest in the country and is well established and respected in the medical community.
The Sentara Hand Therapy Center in Norfolk has a wide variety of treatments available for traumas, burns, fractures, amputations, repetitive injuries, and many other disorders.
Disability Impairment Ratings
Functional Capacity Evaluations of the Upper Extremity
Upper Extremity Splinting
Upper Extremity Prosthetic Training
Hand therapy services are available at the following Sentara Therapy Center locations:
Sentara Therapy Center - Greenbrier - Chesapeake
Blocker YMCA - Norfolk
Sentara Therapy Center - Hand Therapy - Virginia Beach
Hilltop - Virginia Beach
Leigh Hospital - Norfolk
Sentara Therapy Center - Princess Anne - Virginia Beach
CarePlex - Hampton
Port Warwick - Newport News
BelleHarbour - Suffolk
St. Lukes - Carrollton