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Hand Therapists At Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center to Hold Open House

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – In observance of Hand Therapy Awareness and Injury Prevention Week (June 12-16), hand therapists at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center are hosting an open house from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 15 at CompRehab Plaza, 131 Miller St.

The public is invited to learn more about hand therapy and to see special equipment that can make certain tasks easier for people with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other hand injuries.

Hand Therapy Awareness and Injury Prevention Week is sponsored by the American Society of Hand Therapists. The organization is comprised of more than 3,000 hand therapy professionals across the country.

Hand therapists are occupational or physical therapists who have completed advanced training to specialize in problems affecting the hands and arms. The types of problems treated by hand therapists include carpal tunnel syndrome, repetitive stress injuries, tennis elbow, burns and arthritis.

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Media Contacts: Karen Richardson, krchrdsn@wfubmc.edu, or Shannon Koontz, shkoontz@wfubmc.edu, at (336) 716-4587.

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine. The system comprises 1,187 acute care, psychiatric, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and is consistently ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report.


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