When you want to become a hand therapist, you must have a bachelor or master degree in occupational or physical therapy and follow an specialized edducation in hand therapy.
When a patient had and injury, surgery or disease of the upper extremity, he can call upon the expertise of a hand therapist to regain his maximum fuctionality.
Treatment by a hand therapist is reached by using all kinds of techniques during the therapy and they apply different sorts of modalities. You get as well several specific exercises and he teaches you a proper hand function.
A hand therapist also has the ‘know how’ of wearing or using a splint.