Alliance Hand Therapy is currently providing care throughout Northern Virginia from
our clinics located in Alexandria, Fairfax, Springfield and Woodbridge.
Our Hand therapy Program is a specialized treatment program focusing primarily on
conditions affecting the hand and upper extremities. Our Certified Hand Therapists
have a high degree of specialization that requires several thousands of hours continuing
education and advanced certification.
What can HAND THERAPY do for you?
- Provide preventative , Non-operative or conservative treatment
- Manage acute or chronic pain
- Provide wound care to include care of open and or sutured wounds (prevention of
infection and assistance in healing)
- Control hypertrophic (raised and/or swollen) scars or hypersensitive scars
- Reduce swelling
- Instruct in desensitization and sensory re-education following nerve injury or trauma
- Fabricate splints for prevention or correction of injury or to protect surgical
sites or to increase movement
- Design and implement home exercise programs to increase motion, dexterity, and/or
- Train in the performance of daily life skills through adapted methods and equipment
- Conditioning prior to returning to work
What is so special about Certified Hand Therapists?
- A Certified Hand Therapist (C.H.T.) is an occupational/physical therapist who specializes
in the treatment of hands.
- They must have a minimum of 5 years postgraduate experience with at least 4,000
hours in hand therapy and have successfully passed the Hand Therapy Certification
Commission exam in order to obtain these credentials.
- CHT’s are dedicated professionals who have a commitment to meet the highest standards
of their profession. The hand and arm have an extremely intricate anatomy and complexity.
Rehabilitation of the hand and arm requires in-depth knowledge and up-to-date techniques.
- Certified Hand Therapists have the highest level of competence in the rehabilitation
of upper extremity injuries.
- Certified Hand Therapists are able to initiate treatment immediately following surgery
often while stitches are still in place. Early referral to a hand therapist is effective
in preventing further surgeries and obtaining an optimal outcome.