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CCMH Employee Receives Certification in Hand Therapy

CCMH Employee Receives Certification in Hand Therapy

GILLETTE, WY - Anni Stafford, Occupational Therapist at Campbell County Memorial Hospital, has received certification in Hand Therapy (CHT) from the Hand Therapy Certification Commission. Hand therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb, which includes the wrist, elbow and shoulder girdle. Using specialized skills in assessment, planning and treatment, hand therapists provide therapeutic interventions to prevent dysfunction restore function and/or reverse the progress of pathology of the upper limb in order to enhance an individual's ability to execute tasks and to participate fully in activities of daily living.

Certified Hand Therapists have a minimum of five years of clinical experience, including 4,000 hours or more in direct practice of hand therapy, have successfully passed a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and therapy in upper quarter rehabilitation and must demonstrate continuing professional development by recertifying every five years.

Ms. Stafford sees patients at CCMH Rehab Services, located in the Wyoming Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Institute building (WORI), 508 Stocktrail Ave., 688.8000.

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