Our Certified Hand Therapists are specially trained to evaluate and administer treatment of the hand and upper quadrant in order for our patients to regain the ability to perform work, life and daily living activities.
Hand Therapists utilize intricate knowledge of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder to prevent dysfunction, reverse the progression of disease, and promote healing of injured structures to restore function. The goal of a certified hand therapist (CHT) is to plan and execute treatment that will return patients treated to the highest possible level of independence in daily activities.
To become a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT), a physical or occupational therapist must be in clinical practice for minimum of 5 years. This must include at least 4,000 hours of direct practice in hand therapy. The therapist must then pass a comprehensive exam of the advanced skills required to properly treat the upper extremity. Once certification is obtained, the therapist must then re-certify every 5 years. The requires attendance of relevant continuing education courses and knowledge of advancements in clinical practice to stay current with the latest treatment options.
TSAOG offers 7 locations in San Antonio, TX for Hand Therapy and we have appointments available Monday through Friday.
Just as our physicians receive special training, we employ specialty trained staff to assist in your diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Our occupational therapists will outline a program and supervise and participate in your therapy while coordinating care with your physician.
If you would like to make an appointment for Hand Therapy, please call the location where you would like to schedule.
Lead hand Therapist: James “Tony” Biasiolli, OTR, CHT
Lead Hand Therapist: Geronimo Santos, CHT
Lead Hand Therapist: Brant Rhodes, OTR, CHT
Lead Hand Therapist: Rachel Richardson, OTR, CHT
Brooks City Base
Lead Hand Therapist: Susan Gerik, LOT, CHT
Lead Hand Therapist: Andrea Fisher, CHT
Lead Hand Therapist: Vincent Martinez, CHT