About the Specialty of Hand to Shoulder Therapy

Certified Hand Therapists (CHTs) are occupational or physical therapists with advanced

 certification reflecting advanced study and experience in treating individuals with conditions affecting the hands or upper extremity, and there are only 6,905 Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) worldwide. 

    There is a minimum requirement of 3 years experience and 4,000 or more direct practice hours in the area of hand therapy in order to qualify to take to the certified hand therapist examination. Virtual Hand to Shoulder Institute, LLC offers the expertise of a CHT with 20 years of experience. 

Virtual Hand to Shoulder Therapy

Virtual Hand to Shoulder Institute, LLC is highly invested in ensuring that each session adds value to your recovery.  Every visit involves an assessment to ensure that your treatment program continuously improves your level of function, your knowledge, and your ability to effectively achieve your goals.


All clinicians are licensed occupational or physical therapists and patients are seen by the same clinician throughout the course of the care.

Additionally, Virtual Hand to Shoulder Institute, LLC was created to supplement or, when appropriate, replace traditional face-to-face therapy services by providing the highest level of evidence-based care that is individualized, consistent, efficient, and most importantly, effective.

Tele-rehabilitation services are available in NJ, DE, DC, NY, and select areas in PA.

Hands in the Soil

"The hand is the tool of tools."  -Aristotle

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Virtual Hand to Shoulder Fellowship Program




  • To advance expertise in examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, and management of patients with upper extremity and hand impairment and disability.​

  • To develop leaders in the field who help bridge the gaps between practice patterns utilizing evidence-based practice and enhance interdisciplinary collaboration.

  • To prepare physical and occupational therapists to sit for the Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) examination.​


Virtual Hand to Shoulder Fellowship, LLC now has it's own website!

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