Certified Hand Therapist

Hand Therapy
I had a great physical therapist, Sandy at Flower Mound. Everyone was great, my injury will take a year or so before I can get back to physical activity, but the staff has provided me with the tools to aid my recovery. Thanks.
W.R. Blackmon

What is a certified hand therapist?

At Greater Therapy Centers our Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) are Occupational Therapists (OT) with an advanced certification in hand therapy. A CHT must have at least three years of OT experience and 4,000 hours of hand therapy practice. Certified Hand Therapists are able to access and treat any condition of the upper extremity (hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder) including preventative treatment, post-operative rehabilitation, conservative care, hand function training, and custom hand splinting.

What conditions does a Certified Hand Therapist Treat?

  • Arthritis
  • Chronic Nerve Pain/Sensitivity
  • Finger Injuries
  • Upper Extremity Trauma
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow


Our Certified Hand Therapists can help develop an efficient and effective treatment program to get patients back to normal their activities.

Male doctor with stethoscope smiling at camera


Richard Kelly and Dena Aitken, therapists working in the fields of physical and occupational therapy, had a vision of a different kind of therapy environment—one that was relaxed and provided evidence-based treatment in a therapist and clinical driven setting. In the summer of 1997, they acted on their dream by founding the Greater Lewisville Therapy Center.

Encouraged by patients having a good experience and positive outcomes and the enthusiastic support of the local physicians for their concept, Richard and Dena opened a second center in Plano, Texas. Today, GTC operates more than 15 centers in DFW area cities each operated by a licensed therapist and a staff that focuses first on patient needs and comfort. Richard and Dena continue to manage GTC and hope to expand their vision into other Texas communities in the future.