Hand Therapy

Injury or disease in your hands can affect your ability to work and play!

If you have a hand, wrist or elbow  injury, consider seeking treatment with a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT).

What is a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)?

A CHT has completed a minimum of 5 years of clinical experience, 4000 hours of treatment of hand related injuries, and has devoted months of study and advanced training in order to pass the international CHT examination. The CHT credential offers the public assurance that the therapist has achieved the highest international recognition to treat upper extremity injuries.


At Kootenay Health Services we have 2 Certified Hand Therapists: Craig Sully, BScPT, FCAMPT, CGIMS, CHT and Jen McNutt, BSc, MPT, CGIMS, CHT


Hand Therapy Treatment

Hand Therapy includes consultation and/or treatment provided by a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) for a variety of hand, wrist and elbow disorders. Treatment includes:

Early intervention post traumatic injury & post surgery

Custom splinting for:

Immobilization & protection

Increase range of motion

Joint & soft tissue mobilizations – improve mobility & function

Scar management & wound care

Joint protection education

Ergonomic education

Therapeutic activities for strength and dexterity & range of motion