One of OCH Rehab Services Occupational Therapists has joined an elite group to become one of a few thousand certified hand therapists in the world. Linda Maiers, OT, recently received the Certified Hand Therapist credentials after completing more than 4,000 hours of time practicing and being mentored in this field as well as passing a rigorous examination of advanced clinical skills and theory.

            Maiers specializes in the evaluation and treatment of hand and upper extremity conditions. With more than 25 years of experience, she treats traumatic injuries and post-surgical cases, fractures and dislocations, cumulative trauma disorders, arthritis, burns and wounds, tendon and nerve lacerations and sports injuries.

            “This service is one that I am proud to be able to offer to my patients. Having a certified hand therapist at OCH will benefit many people who have any number of injuries or arthritis in their hands, wrists, elbows or shoulders.  Using specialized skills in assessment and treatment enables the patient to return to their day-to-day routine,” Maiers said.

            Hand therapy focuses on rehabilitation of the upper quarter of the human body. It merges occupational therapy and physical therapy to assess, treat and prevent injuries as well as restore function in the upper extremities.

            As there are only 5,676 certified hand therapist worldwide, hand therapy is an invaluable service that OCH is able to offer to its patients. Talk with your physician about a referral to OCH Rehab Services, or call 662-615-3020 for more information.

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