The Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) designation is your assurance that a therapist has achieved the highest level of competency in their profession. This designation indicates an occupational or physical therapist who has at least five years of clinical experience, including 4,000 hours in direct hand therapy and has passed a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper quarter rehabilitation. Therapists are required to recertify through the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (www.htcc.org) every five years.
Sandra Doehr has been director of The Hand Center in San Diego, California since 1987. She received her B.S. degree in Occupational Therapy from Wayne State University and obtained an M.S. degree in Hand Management from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been a Certified Hand Therapist since 1991 and has over 25 years experience in assessment and treatment of disorders of the upper extremity. She is an Active member of the American Society of Hand Therapists and an Affiliate member of the American Association for Hand Surgery. She was co-author of an article on dynamic carpal tunnel syndrome and is involved in ongoing research on the effects of repetitive use of the upper limb.