A Career In Hand Therapy

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When I was a sophomore in high school, I ruptured a tendon in my small finger that developed into a boutonnaire deformity. I went through hand therapy and learned all about how splints are made and the variety of splints a hand therapist can make. Having sustained an injury helped me decided that I wanted to pursue athletic training (AT) for my undergraduate degree.
During my college career, I was always thinking about specializing in a body part, but I never knew what body part or what steps I needed to take to become specialized. As a requirement for the AT program, I observed an OT that was working as a hand therapist at a PT clinic. After a few hours of watching her work on hands, I realized that I was still interested in hand therapy.
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