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CCH Employee Receives Certification in Hand Therapy

CCH Employee Receives Certification in Hand Therapy

GILLETTE, WY – Brittney Barelman, Occupational Therapist at Campbell County Health’s Rehabilitation Services, has received certification in Hand Therapy (CHT) from the Hand Therapy Certification Commission. Brittney Barelman has worked for CCH since 2014.

Certified Hand Therapists have a minimum of three years of clinical experience, including 4,000 hours or more in direct practice of hand therapy, have successfully passed a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and therapy in upper quarter rehabilitation and must demonstrate continuing professional development by recertifying every five years.

Hand therapy is the rehabilitation of the upper limb, which includes the wrist, elbow and shoulder girdle. Using specialized skills in assessment, planning and treatment, hand therapists provide therapeutic interventions to prevent dysfunction restore function and/or reverse the progress of pathology of the upper limb in order to enhance an individual’s ability to execute tasks and to participate fully in activities of daily living.

Brittney earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Biology from Augustana University and a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of North Dakota.

Brittney sees patients at Campbell County Health Rehabilitation Services, Gillette’s most comprehensive rehabilitation service, located in the Stocktrail Building, 508 Stocktrail Avenue. To receive rehabilitation care at CCH, a physician referral is recommended. For more information, please visit www.cchwyo.org/Rehab.