Our mission at the hand therapy center of Olympia Orthopaedic Associates is to provide the highest quality of care by developing an exclusive partnership between therapist and patient and deliver personalized care to successfully treat our patients. We pride ourselves on direct doctor communication for continuity of patient care.
We offer a fun and friendly therapy environment for optimum healing as well as proven positive outcomes.
What is a hand therapist?
A hand therapist is a licensed occupational or physical therapist who has undergone extensive training to specialize in the evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of hand and upper extremity injuries and conditions.
To receive a certified hand therapist designation (CHT), at least three years of experience in the therapy field and 4,000 hours of hand therapy practice, or upper extremity rehabilitation, are required. CHTs must also pass a certification exam and undergo continued education to renew their credentials every five years.
Hand Therapy Services Provided:
- Joint mobilization/range of motion
- Splint fabrication and fitting
- Functional use restoration
- Scar/tissue management
- Wound care
- Pain management/desensitization
Questions about Hand Therapy?
Why choose Olympia Orthopaedic Associates?
Our specialty-trained therapists provide comprehensive hand therapy services. Combining specific exercises and activities to help patients restore joint and muscular function, strength, and range of motion for hand, wrist, and elbow injuries, our experts are dedicated to helping patients return to their daily activities quickly and safely.
With advanced training and certification, our experts help patients increase mobility, improve posture, and correct body mechanics through both nonsurgical and postsurgical rehabilitation programs.
Our Hand Therapy Team
Jen Altimari O.T.R./L.
Jami Bracy, C.O.T.A.
Cami Knackstedt O.T.R./L.
Kristi McConnell, O.T.R./L.
Kate Sisco, O.T.R./L., C.H.T.
Are You Ready To Take The Next Steps?
We encourage you to contact our care coordinators or make an appointment with one of our Board-Certified & Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Specialists at Olympia Orthopaedics.
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