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Hand Therapy

Jared Alvey

Specialized therapy speeds recovery of hand injuries

West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic can provide specialized rehabilitative services for the hand and upper extremities to help patients manage pain and recover quicker.

Certified hand therapist Jared Alvey offers a significant amount of specialized training to help patients with conditions affecting their hands and upper extremities. Hand therapy is a type of medical rehabilitation performed by occupational or physical therapists that helps speed recovery and a return to a productive lifestyle.

To earn a certified hand therapist (CHT) designation — the highest level of competency in the profession — therapists need a minimum of five years of clinical experience, including at least 4,000 hours practicing hand therapy. Alvey also was required to pass a comprehensive test of advanced technical skills and theory.

Alvey earned a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis and then provided outpatient therapy services in Dyersburg for several years. He returned to Memphis in 2008 as a clinician with a full-time practice in hand and upper extremity care. Alvey has a strong background in cumulative trauma and a clinical eye for provocative testing and clinical treatment planning.

Alvey is a clinical instructor for Level I and II occupational therapy rotations, and he is a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists.