At NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital’s Center for Rehabilitation, we specialize in treating hand injuries and conditions of the hand and upper extremity. From workplace injuries to carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive stress injuries, we are the experts in surgical and non-surgical treatments for disorders of the hand, wrist or elbow. From surgery to rehabilitation, our team provides a comprehensive program to help you recover faster.
In addition to our skilled physicians, orthopedic specialists and surgeons, the hospital has a Center for Rehabilitation with occupational therapists and certified hand therapists who have an intricate knowledge of upper extremity function and structure. They work with patients to prevent injury or impairment, restore gross and fine motor skills, and enhance participation in activities of daily living. Our Center for Rehabilitation is a participating member of the Hospital for Special Surgery Network.
Certified Hand Therapists On Staff
This certification is voluntary and difficult to attain. To obtain certification in hand therapy, a therapist must have 5 years of clinical experience as an Occupational or Physical Therapist, including 4,000 or more hours in direct practice of hand therapy. The therapist must pass a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper quarter rehabilitation. In addition, a therapist is required to demonstrate continued professional development and competency by re-certifying regularly.
The Certified Hand Therapy credential offers assurance to the public that a therapist has achieved the highest level of competency in hand therapy and stays up to date with practice within the field.