Certified Hand Therapist Christine Clements joins Renue Physical Therapy

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November 17, 2021
Certified Hand Therapist Christine Clements joins Renue Physical Therapy
 
Saginaw native Christine Clements, OTR/L, CHT has joined the team at Renue Physical Therapy. Clements has 35 years of experience as an occupational therapist and over 20 years as a nationally certified hand therapist (CHT). She has experience in various hospital systems, including 30 years with Ascension Saint Mary’s in Saginaw.
 
Since achieving her CHT designation in 2000, Clements has developed a passion for helping people maintain or regain their independence. “People often don’t realize of the importance of their hands until they experience an injury or issue,” said Clements. “The use of a person’s hands is integral to their work and quality of life, and any type of injury or loss of function can be devastating. It’s given me great pride throughout my career to help people achieve recovery they didn’t think was possible.”
 
Hand therapy is a highly specialized and unique area of treatment, requiring additional training and certification. To become a certified hand therapist, individuals must meet extensive criteria that includes three years of experience in occupational or physical therapy, a minimum of 4,000 hours of direct practice experience in hand therapy and passing a rigorous national examination. Hand therapists are skilled at treating conditions including arthritis and carpal tunnel, as well as amputations, traumatic injuries and more.
 
“Hand therapy is something we’ve been interested in for some time, but it’s important that we offer exceptional talent in this service to our patients,” said Renue Chief Executive Officer Tony Klapish. “Christine’s impressive experience and proven track record in hand therapy gives us great confidence in launching this program at Renue.”
 
Clements is accepting new patients at Renue Physical Therapy’s clinic at 3901 Bay Road in Saginaw. To learn more or request an appointment online, visit www.renuept.com/handtherapy.
 
About Renue Physical Therapy
Renue Physical Therapy is a locally-owned and operated outpatient physical therapy company with 16 clinics serving Mid-Michigan and beyond. Renue offers one-on-one treatment with the same therapy team throughout the course of therapy, providing a customized plan that is specific to each person’s needs to achieve the best possible outcomes. Learn more at www.renuept.com.
Contact:
Kate O'Shea, Marketing Manager
koshea@renuept.com

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