• PHONE: 540-456-6222 • FAX: 540-456-6332
10950 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Suite B
Afton, VA 22920

PHONE: 540-943-0078 • FAX: 540-943-0081
30 EBCO Cir., Suite 103
Waynesboro, VA 22980

• PHONE: 434-984-0303 • FAX: 434-984-0330
1924 Arlington Blvd., Ste. 100

Charlottesville, VA 22903

• PHONE: 434-823-7628 • FAX: 434-823-7681
5690 Three Notch'd. Rd., Suite 107
Crozet, VA 22932


What is a Hand Therapist?

 A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is an physical therapist or occupational 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. Every CHT is required to demonstrate continued professional development and  competency by recertifying every five years.

 Who needs a Hand Therapist?

Any loss of function through injury or accident may have a devastating effect on lives by limiting the use of the hands. The intricate anatomy of the arm and hand frequently requires delicate surgery, often with microscopic techniques. The technical complexity of these surgeries requires rehabilitative postoperative care from certified hand therapists who are highly trained, and knowledgeable about these advanced surgical techniques and post-op hand programs.

​​​​Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation

​​​​Randy Rider, PT, CHT
Physical Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist, Crozet Clinic          
​Originally from upstate New York, Randy received his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Hunter College in 1990.  He worked in a variety of physical therapy settings in California before moving to Virginia in 2003.  Randy lives in Crozet with his wife and three children.

In addition to post-operative therapy,

hand therapy is useful in the management

of the following conditions:

  • Residual stiffness after a fracture
  • Strains and sprains from overuse
  • Tendon injuries (repairs, tendinitis)
  • Pain from arthritis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Nerve injury or trauma requiring desensitization
  • Impaired coordination and dexterity
  • Carpal Tunnel and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Splint fabrication for prevention or correction of injury

If you need a splint, our certified hand therapist can determine whether an

off-the-shelf or a custom splint would be better for your condition.

Call 434-823-7628 today and schedule with our certified hand therapist,

Randy Rider, PT, CHT

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