Witthaus earns status as Certified Hand Therapist
Working with a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is beneficial to patients and physicians.
People value the use of their hands; therefore, any loss of function through injury or disease can devastate lives. The Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) credential offers assurance to the public that the therapist treating them has achieved the highest recognition of competency in the profession of upper quarter therapy.
Pamela Witthaus of Rappahannock General Hospital has earned the distinguished CHT designation after completing all required examinations and clinical studies in July 2009.
The Hand Therapy Certification Commission Inc., (HTCC), the only organization granting hand therapy certification in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, The Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand, is proud to announce that Witthaus has met all requirements set forth by the commission. These requirements include at least five years of clinical experience as an occupational therapist, a minimum of 4,000 hours in direct practice in hand therapy, and successful completion of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper quarter rehabilitation.
There are approximately 5,200 individuals worldwide who hold this marked designation.
Witthaus is an occupational therapist at Rappahannock General Hospital Rehabilitation Services and Sports Medicine Center in Kilmarnock. She has been with RGH for about 18 months.
For additional information, call the RGH Rehabilitation Services and Sports Medicine Center at 435-8501.