The pediatric Hand Therapy Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado evaluates and treats injuries and conditions of the upper extremity (shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist and hand) in children and young adults from birth to 21 years of age.
Our pediatric hand therapists use their knowledge and experience of anatomy, neuro-anatomy, biomechanics and child development to provide age-appropriate evaluations and therapeutic interventions to help return your child or young adult to the highest level of function and occupational performance.
Why choose Children’s Hospital Colorado for hand therapy?
- We currently have four certified hand therapists and five occupational therapists specializing in hand therapy. Our team provides high-quality upper extremity rehabilitative care across our network of care locations including Aurora, Broomfield, Colorado Springs, Highlands Ranch and Parker.
- Hand therapists are licensed/ registered occupational or physical therapists who, through advanced study and experience, specialize in treating individuals with conditions affecting the hands and upper extremity. To obtain the Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) credential, a hand therapist must practice as an occupational therapist (OT) or physical therapist (PT) for a minimum of five years, accumulating at least 4,000 hours of hand and upper extremity experience. Hand therapists must also pass a rigorous certification examination to demonstrate their competency in the practice of hand therapy.
- Hand therapists work in conjunction with our hand and orthopedic surgeons, physicians and nurses to provide the highest quality of upper extremity care for our patients.