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Certified Hand Therapy

CHT distinguishes an Occupational or Physical Therapist as someone with the highest professional credential in the specialty of upper extremity treatment and rehabilitation. A Certified Hand Therapist must have at least 3 years of experience plus 4000 hours of hand therapy practice and upper extremity rehabilitation. A CHT must have passed a certification examination that demonstrates knowledge of all areas of hand therapy before being granted the right to use the CHT designation. Hand therapists must renew their credential every 5 years through continued education and participation in hand therapy.

A hand therapy specialist provides: 

* Accurate assessments , immediate care and effective treatment

* A continuum of care eliminating the need for multiple medical providers

* Faster recovery results in decreased medical costs

* Functional outcomes ensuring a faster return to work and productive lifestyle

* The most comprehensive care for their patients

Lake Area Physical Therapy & Aquatics
Melrose Facility
25727 NE State Road 26, Melrose, FL 32666
(352) 475-3113
(352) 475-5796
Monday & Wednesday: 8 am – 6 pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
Keystone Heights Facility
465 South Lawrence Blvd., Keystone Heights, FL 32656
(352) 473-7560
(352) 473-7566
Monday & Wednesday: 8 am – 5 pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8 am – 6 pm
Starke Facility
1554 South Water Street, Starke, FL 32091
(904) 964-2208
(904) 966-2203
Monday & Wednesday: 8 am – 6 pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8 am – 5 pm