We offer a hands-on, professional, personable approach to treating all diagnoses of the shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist and hand.

What is Hand Therapy?

The HTCC (Hand Therapy Certification Commission), developed in 1989, is the corporation responsible for the credentialing of all certified hand therapists.  A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is an occupational therapist or physical therapist who has a minimum of five years of clinical experience, including 4,000 hours or more in direct practice in hand therapy. In addition, the Certified Hand Therapist has successfully passed a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper quarter rehabilitation. A CHT is required to demonstrate continued professional development and competency by re-certifying every five years.


What should I expect?

At C.J. Allen OT Upper Extremity & Hand Therapy, you can expect to be treated with the utmost personalized care and respect throughout all phases of treatment.  Continuous  patient education plays an integral role in treatment to restore confidence by enhancing your complete understanding of all your symptoms and diagnoses.




Benefits of seeing an experienced CHT



People value the use of their hands,  and any loss of function through injury may have a devastating effect on their lives   Anyone with an upper extremity  injury wants the very best of treatment to assure maximal recovery. The Certified Hand Therapist credential offers assurance to  patients  and referring doctors  that the therapist has achieved the highest level of competency in the profession and stays up to date with practice within the field.




Our location:

2108 Joshuas Path (Rt.111) Hauppauge, NY 11788

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Charles J. Allen OTR/L, CHT,
phone: 631-761-6996,
fax: 631-761-6997