25 Jan Sara Kroll, MS, OTRL, CHT, Renews Credentials as an Expert Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
Sara Kroll, MS, OTRL, CHT, Renews Credentials as an Expert Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
Working with a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is Beneficial to Patients and Physicians
MARQUETTE, MI, January 25, 2018 – People value the use of their hands; therefore, any loss of function through injury or disease can devastate lives. A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) offers patients the assurance that the therapist treating them has achieved the highest recognition of competency in their profession. Sara Kroll, MS, OTRL, CHT, of UP Health System Rehab Services, managed by UP Rehab Services, has renewed the distinguished CHT designation after completing all requirements in 2017.
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, New Zealand, India and South Africa – is proud to announce that Sara Kroll has renewed her credential as a Certified Hand Therapist. Kroll has been credentialed since 2012 after meeting strict eligibility requirements and passing the rigorous Hand Therapy Certification Examination. Certification is granted for five years. In order to renew and maintain this certification at the end of the five-year period, CHTs must demonstrate current knowledge in the profession through work experience and professional development activities, or by taking the examination again. There are approximately 5,400 individuals worldwide who hold this marked designation.
According to Dr. Roy Meals, a hand surgeon at UCLA, many physicians direct patients to Certified Hand Therapists to ensure good results after hand surgery. Dr. Meals says, “Treatment of most hand conditions requires modulation of scar tissue. The good news is that scar sticks tissue together; the bad news is that scar sticks tissue together. The hand is such a compact structure that the margin between good and bad may only be the thickness of a few collagen fibers. The only way for a surgeon to look good in this scenario is to enlist a Certified Hand Therapist to oversee the modulation. CHTs are entirely familiar with the diseases and injuries that I treat. CHTs efficiently and effectively manage my patients’ hand rehabilitation.”
Sara Kroll has worked in the rehabilitation field for 14 years assisting people in their recovery from shoulder, elbow, wrist, finger, and hand injuries. For more information on UP Health System, visit www.UPHealthSystem.com. For more information on UP Rehab Services, contact 906-225-5044 or visit www.uprehab.com.