Hand therapy is a certified specialty of physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) requiring five extra years of study to become certified hand therapists designated by the credentials CHT.
Our Therapists work closely with our Physicians to develop a customized rehabilitation program designed for your specific condition as well as incorporate your expectations and goals.
Timely and accurate rehabilitation often means the difference in rapid recovery and restoration of function versus long-term disability.
If you suffer from conditions of the hands, fingers, arms, or shoulders that affect your daily functioning then you may be a candidate for hand therapy.
But what should you know about hand therapy before scheduling an appointment with a therapist? Learn all about hand physical therapy from the board certified hand specialist Dr. Jason Ashford in Houston, Texas.
If you know you need therapy but have not seen a board certified hand specialists for hand therapy instructions, please contact our office at (936) 494-2969 to schedule your appointment.
Kelly Bettes, OT, CHT, COMT
Kelly Bettes thoroughly enjoys the challenges of complex situations and the individualized patient care that the specialty of hand therapy requires. After 25 years in this field she brings a high level of patient centered care with a goal oriented treatment approach. She specializes in treating all injuries of her profession including hand, wrist and forearm trauma, fractures, tendon lacerations, as well as cumulative trauma. She is compassionate, patient, supportive, experienced. She enjoys educating patients for both the shorter term and longer term with the ultimate goal of returning patients to full activities and potential.
Education and Certifications
Bachelor in Occupational Therapy 1995
University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston
Certified Hand Therapist since 2002
Certified in UE Manual Therapy in 2014