ProRehab Physical Therapy Announces Addition of Certified Hand Therapists
ProRehab Physical Therapy (PRPT) is pleased to announce the addition of Hand Therapists Mary Cecil, PT, CHT, and Toby Cross, MOT, OTR/L to their staff. Both will provide specialized hand therapy to patients with injuries to or dysfunction of the hand, wrist, elbow, or shoulder from the group’s Middletown and Highlands locations.
This is important because early and convenient access to the skilled services of a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) improve outcomes and length of treatment for patients. The CHT specialty designates a therapist with a minimum of five years of clinical practice, including over 4,000 contact hours in designated hand therapy practice. Once these two criteria have been achieved candidates are eligible to sit for national board certification. Successful completion of this process denotes the highest level of competency in the hand therapy field. Cecil received her CHT designation in 1992, and Cross will be eligible to sit for her exam in November of 2016.
Hand therapy at PRPT is recommended for patients who have suffered any number of injuries to their hand, wrist, elbow, or shoulder, including:
- Traumatic tendon and/or nerve injuries
- Fractures and dislocations
- Tendonitis/tendonosis, or other soft tissue dysfunction
- Carpal Tunnel, Cubital Tunnel, Thoracic Outlet, or other nerve entrapment disorders
- Sports injuries
- Dupuytren’s Contracture
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/RSD
- Burns or wounds
Cecil and Cross provide specialized hand therapy to patients using interventions such as therapeutic exercise, sensory reeducation, manual therapy, and soft tissue mobilization, with great emphasis placed on home programs and patient education. Cecil and Cross are also able to provide custom orthotic fabrication and fitting of appropriate prefabricated orthotics for a variety of surgical and nonsurgical conditions.
For more information about hand therapy or to book an appointment with one of our expert certified hand therapists, please visit http://www.prorehablou.com.
About ProRehab Physical Therapy:
Founded in 1999, ProRehab is a locally owned private physical therapy practice with over 15 years of experience as one of the region’s preeminent providers of outpatient physical therapy. Our therapists are charged with providing long-lasting outcomes without surgery, medication, or diagnostic imaging to our patients in the Louisville, Evansville, southwest Indiana and western Kentucky areas. ProRehab Louisville’s clinicians have a wide range of clinical expertise in manual physical therapy, spine care and rehabilitation, general orthopaedic conditions, sports specific injuries, workplace injuries and much more. 100% of our expert practitioners are either board certified or in the process of completing advanced residency, fellowship, or clinical mentoring programs, allowing them to provide the highest standard of care to our patients. Our friendly, caring therapists take their patients’ care personally and are always on standby to offer support. Attuned to the latest evidence-based clinical, service, and compassion research, we combine Clinical Excellence and AmaZing! Customer Service with empathy, compassion, and positivity and incorporate them into our mission of keeping our patients healthy and out of the costly, depersonalized healthcare system. For more information, find ProRehab Louisville at http://www.ProRehabLou.com, on Facebook, or @ProRehabLou on Twitter and Instagram.