Hand Therapy :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Hand Therapy

Hand Therapy is a specialized area of Clinical Therapies at Nationwide Children's Hospital.  The Hand Therapy program provides family-centered, comprehensive upper extremity rehabilitation. Its focus is on restoring function to the patient. Individualized evaluations and interventions for children include a wide range of acute injuries, post-surgical diagnoses, and chronic conditions involving the elbow, wrist, and hand.  Services provided include non-surgical rehabilitation treatments including custom splinting, patient and family education, and functional exercise programs.

Our Clinics

Dublin Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center
5680 Venture Drive
Dublin, Ohio 43017

East Columbus Close to Home Center at 6499 East Broad St.
6499 E. Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43213

Orthopedic Center
479 Parsons Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614-355-1381

Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center
584 County Line Road West
Westerville, Ohio 43082
Phone: 614-355-6060

What is a Hand Therapist?

A Certified Hand Therapist is an Occupational Therapist or Physical Therapist  with advanced certification in hand therapy.  The certification requires a therapist be licensed and registered to practice for a minimum of 5 years, have documented 4,000 hours of direct hand therapy experience, and sit for a nationally administered certification examination. Because of the technical complexity of hand and arm surgeries, Certified Hand Therapists must be knowledgeable about leading-edge surgical techniques and postoperative therapy programs. This advanced knowledge enables our Certified Hand Therapist to work with patients and families to help the patient return to a productive lifestyle.


Hand Therapy Contact Information

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Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000