Hand Therapy

What Can A Certified Hand Therapist Do For You?


In order for a physical therapist to obtain a Certified Hand Therapy (CHT) title, they must practice for a minimum of five years, accumulating at least 4,000 hours of treatment for hand and upper extremity disorders. Certified hand therapists must also pass a rigorous certification exam to demonstrate their competency in the practice.

Doug Rich, CHT, OCS, PT, our Certified Hand Therapist will evaluate and treat any problem related to the upper extremity. He can effectively treat and rehabilitate the patient through post-operative rehabilitation, preventative, non-operative or conservative treatment or industry consultation. He will work closely with the physician and patient to provide a continuum of care. This often starts within days of the injury or surgery right through the patient’s return to work and/or a productive lifestyle.

If you are interested in setting an appointment with Doug, please fill out the form below or call his office directly at 480.481.2244. He is located at our Red Mountain clinic – 1066 N. Power Rd, Suite 104 Mesa, AZ 85205.

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