(MINOT, ND)—Amanda Hetzler, MOT, OTR/L, CHT, a hand therapist with Trinity Health, has achieved national certification from the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC). Her achievement brings to three the number of nationally certified hand therapists practicing at Trinity Health.
To become nationally certified, therapists must have at least three years of clinical experience and over 4,000 hours in direct hand therapy practice. They then must pass a rigorous exam, which tests a therapist’s knowledge of advanced theory and practice in upper quarter rehabilitation.
Originally from Louisiana, Amanda received her occupational therapy and hand therapy training in Florida, including a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Florida and a Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. She practiced in Louisiana and Florida prior to joining Trinity Health last year.
A member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the American Society of Hand Therapists, she’s married to Hallie Hetzler, a member of the active duty military at Minot Air Force Base.