Occupational Therapist, Kelli Moore, recently achieved a Hand Therapy Certification
from the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC). The nationally
recognized certification makes Moore one of only three certified hand
therapists in Southwest Louisiana. Two of these three therapists work
at Lake Charles Memorial Outpatient Rehabilitation.
Hand therapists work with a variety of hand, wrist, and elbow problems.
Using specialized skills in assessment, planning and treatment, hand therapists
provide therapeutic interventions to prevent dysfunction, restore function
and/or reverse the decline of the upper limb in order to enhance an individual’s
ability to execute tasks and to participate fully in life.
A therapist has to have at least three years experience with over 4000
hrs in direct hand therapy practice before they can take the certification
exam. The passing rate of the exam was only 58 percent.
For more information on this hand therapy rehabilitation, talk to your
doctor or contact Lake Charles Memorial Outpatient Rehabilitation at 337.494.2556.