Adrian Bueno earns credential as an expert in upper limb rehabilitation

Working with a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is beneficial to patients, physicians.

[The Colony, TX – Dec 15, 2020] - People value the use of their hands; therefore, any loss of function through injury or disease can devastate lives. The Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) credential offers assurance to the public that the therapist treating them has achieved the highest recognition of competency in the profession of upper limb rehabilitation. Adrian Bueno of Ascend Hand Therapy has earned the distinguished CHT designation after completing all required examinations and clinical studies in December 2020.

The Hand Therapy Certification Commission, Inc., (HTCC), the recognized specialist in hand therapy certification worldwide, is proud to announce that Adrian Bueno has met all requirements set forth by the Commission. These requirements include at least three years of clinical experience as an occupational therapist, a minimum of 4,000 hours in direct practice in hand therapy, and successful completion of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper limb rehabilitation. There are approximately 6,200 individuals worldwide 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."

Adrian Bueno is an occupational therapist at Ascend Hand Therapy. She is originally from East Texas and attended Texas Woman’s University for both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Following her graduation from OT school in 2016, she worked with the esteemed physicians of Plano Orthopedic Sports Medicine until joining the team at Ascend Hand Therapy in 2019.

For additional information on Certified Hand Therapists, contact:
Hand Therapy Certification Commission, Inc.
180 Promenade Circle, Suite 300 #41
Sacramento, CA 95834
Toll Free Phone: (800) 860-7097

For additional information on Adrian Bueno, contact:
Oliver Serrano, OTR, CHT, MBA
Owner, CEO
Ascend Hand Therapy
4897 State Hwy 121, Suite 200
The Colony, TX 75056
Phone: (469) 664-0026

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