Exam Preparation: Hand Therapy Secrets

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Hoang’s Hand Exam Prep Program For OTs and PTs who want to prepare for the CHT exam and study in a way that increases their chance of passing the first time.

This is YOUR opportunity to be able to prepare for the Hand Therapy Exam with less overwhelm, less reading, and in less time.

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How this program is different from our other ones.

First, this program is nothing like Hoang’s other programs….like Hand Therapy Mentorship or Orthosis 101.

Those programs are about providing treatments….making splints….

THIS program is about YOU studying in a way that will help you pass the Hand Therapy Exam for the 1st time.

It’s about holding you accountable to prepare, keeping you focused to cover all the topics, and help you think through problems in a way that you feel good about the decisions you need to make as the expert hand therapist. It’s about helping you BE the CHT before you BECOME the CHT.

How big is your ambition?

Your desire to WANT to become a certified hand therapist is VITAL.

That means not everyone is qualified to join us and to be one of the chosen ones you must already be an OT or PT and be qualified to sit for the hand therapy exam.

To be qualified:

  1. You have at least 3 years of experience as a licensed OT or PT (no assistants).
  2. You have to have at least 4,000 hours in upper extremity therapy management (it doesn’t have to be an outpatient clinic or with a CHT).

What makes you qualified is not the number of years, hours, or where you work but rather your AMBITION to become a great certified hand therapist.

You must want to learn beyond just memorizing the textbooks, be open to learning how to APPLY what you do know, and become the kind of therapist who thinks for yourself so that you can become a critical thinker and decision-maker.

There is significant investment needed from you – your time, energy, and money. You will need to COMMIT and STRETCH your mind in order to get the best possible outcomes from this program to pass and become a certified hand therapist.

What you will get is our commitment to working with you until you pass the exam. You will receive 6 months of access to the program, mentorship from myself, and support from my team that will take you from feeling overwhelmed, tired, and confused to a therapist who feels confident and clear about becoming the best in your area.

You will be set up to deliver more VALUE to your patients and have more TIME for yourself and your family once you’ve confidently passed the exam with our help.

Here’s how this program can help you prepare to take the exam sooner rather than later:

  1. Study all the critical topics that will be on the exam.
  2. Cover all areas of anatomy, diagnosis, and protocols.
  3. Show you how to apply what you know into actual treatment practice.
  4. Get clear and concise answers to areas you are unsure of.
  5. Stay accountable and focused on your goal of sitting for the CHT exam.
  6. Feel empowered and more confident about your progress.

Here’s what you get as a result of your participation.

Perhaps the most important insurance policy you can buy…

*911 Emergency access to Hoang and her team if there is a major problem, challenge, or issue whether it be a work-related matter or a patient problem, get help and support fast. This is probably the most important “insurance” policy you can have.

“Want to know what happens when you join Hoang’s program?” Exam Success Stories…

Before you apply to join Hoang’s hand Exam Prep program, here are a few stories of how others have used this program to help them prepare and pass to become a certified hand therapist.

Your investment for the next 6 months…

This is only for people who are serious about becoming a Certified Hand Therapist

For those who join, this experience will completely revamp how you think about studying for the exam and even how you practice as a hand therapist. Given that Hoang is revealing to you what she’s done in the past 15 years to help those closest to her and OTs in her own clinic become CHTs – this could easily be priced at 12,000 – 15,000 (like most universities programs).

But to make it accessible to the right people, including those who want more choices in their careers. The program is only $3,000.

Polite Warning: This is Hoang’s most sought-after program, so we only take those who are serious about studying to pass.
If you are someone like me who needs more than 6 months, ask me about the Bridge program that we offer you need more time.

Here are 10 things that will happen to you as a result of joining the Hand Exam Prep program.

  1. You won’t have to read everything (that means rehab of the hand)!
  2. You’ll understand concepts of anatomy, diagnosis, and treatment so that you don’t have to memorize everything.
  3. You’ll prepare in half the time because the videos inside the program along with lectures teach what you need to know and what you don’t need.
  4. You’ll know where to focus on your studying so you won’t waste time. Don’t let another year pass you by.
  5. You’ll know which resources to use and not waste time on others.
  6. You’ll know how to allocate your time during studying.
  7. You’ll know all the areas that are necessary to cover and what you don’t need to focus on.
  8. You’ll get support from a community of therapists committed to doing what you want to do. Find your study buddy in this program.
  9. You’ll know how to critically think through, problem-solve through any case, and make decisions that will make the difference between passing and failing.
    And it will improve what you do with your patients.
  10. And ultimately, you’ll be more prepared to hit your goals as the OT or PT by sitting for the Hand Therapy Exam.

If you are not looking to become a world-class CHT and already know everything to pass the hand therapy exam - then don’t apply

I want to be upfront and make no apologies about it. 

I cover all the major topics but it’s taught in a way to help you understand concepts.  Writing and paying attention is a major part of the prep work.  So you’ll be taking notes, watching videos, and required to send in questions when you don’t understand something.  

I’m not just going to give you the “PowerPoint slides” and you can’t just “ buy my notes.  You are required to make your own notes so that you can prepare to pass the exam.

This program requires your effort! 

There’s a large portion of knowledge base facts that you have to learn along the way and a large focus on mindset – being able to shift from negative thinking to positive in order to see your success.   

As a bonus, you’ll have more time, more fun, and enjoy the journey of becoming a certified hand therapist.  So you too can have more choices and autonomy in your career. 

With all that said….

Enrollment is strictly by application and here’s who should apply.

Applications will be reviewed and followed up to ensure your success. You should apply if:
If you think any of these describes you, then click the link below to submit your application.
We’ll be going through these applications in the order in which they are received, so click the link below to submit your application.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes!  We offer 18 live CEU’s and 18 on-demand CEU’s.  Once inside the program, your documents are available for download, keep for your records, and to submit to the appropriate places. You can email us at info@handtherapysecrets.com for further details.

Hoang often recommends asking your company to support you by purchasing books for the clinic that you can use to study. Some places will even pay fully or partially for you to participate in Hoang’s Hand Exam Prep. If you need such supporting documents such as schedule and objectives to show proof of CEU’s, please send us an email at info@handtherapysecrets.com and we’ll send you all the documents to show your employer.

Yes!  You can make one payment or choose between a 3 month or 6 month payment plan.

Hoang teaches in this program and all other coaches/mentors are CHT’s who have been through Hoang’s program extensively (as staff or member) AND currently practicing as a therapist treating real patients. Our courses are NOT student/member led nor taught by non-practicing members of the community. You as a member are only required to participate by studying and asking questions.
All calls are recorded and placed on the platform the same night. You get the replay 24 hours delivered to your inbox which you get to keep. Our Saturday study sessions are also recorded and placed in the platform for review.
All questions are welcomed at any time. There is no limit to the number of questions you have. We have a process and time frame to answer all questions.
People often tell us they don’t have time because of work, kids, family….but is any of that really going to change? People are normally always going to be “busy” and “not have enough time” but the reason you keep putting the exam off due to “no time to study” is the EXACT reason you NEED to be in a program like this. The curriculum is built to give you structure, accountability, and focus. No structure and no focus is where people tend to LOSE the time.

If something happens and your plan is altered, we have a Bridge program that you can enroll in if you need more time.  The Bridge program is an extension of the Hand Exam Prep.  It’s the bridge that will allow you to keep your access to the structure and support that you need to help you to the next exam date.  The Bridge program only is $594 for 6 months to continue to have access to the program and support.  You will get access to all the live calls and library videos again until the next exam. 


If you have failed, we request your scores and do a Score Audit.  It’s an opportunity to assess your strengths, go over your experiences, study schedule, and create a plan of focus.  We have found that minor tweaks if you have gone through at least 6 months with us, and your score is less than 10 points away, is the key to bridging the gap so that you can pass the next time.  You can then continue with us in the Bridge program which allows you continued access to the program and all the benefits.

Once you have joined the program and you need to take a break due to life events, you are always welcomed back in under the Bridge program.  We have had students take breaks due to health issues, pregnancies, and so many more reasons.  We know that this is a journey, and we are here to support you.

We offer private tutoring once you are inside the program.  Private tutoring is for someone who wants more one-on-one time to go over topics and questions.  This is also great for anyone who’s failed in the past or has limited work experience in complex hand cases.

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Meet Hoang.

People often ask why I started Hand Therapy Secrets. It was discouraging when I started on my journey in hand therapy…and my mission is to change that narrative for other Occupational Therapists.

It’s possible for you to become an expert so that you can have choices in your career.

My mission is to help Occupational Therapists who want to specialize in hand therapy develop their skills, grow their confidence to be able to treat any patient that comes their way with a hand or arm injury, and help them prepare and pass the Hand Therapy Exam to become Certified Hand Therapists.

“Be the CHT Before Becoming the CHT.”

It’s about YOU becoming a critical thinker, problem-solver, and decision-maker – as it pertains to helping any patient that comes your way. Get the accountability, focus, and support so you can prepare to become a Certified Hand Therapist.

It’s your turn.


What Other People Just Like You Are Saying About Hand Therapy Secrets...

Hand Exam Prep

“STRUCTURE. ACCOUNTABILITY. Connect with Others Taking the Exam.”

“Just do it. It’s a big exam it takes a lot out of your life and I needed to break it down and just make it a little bit more feasible. We’re such a small little group of people it’s hard to find you know people like you people to keep you motivated. If you need accountability, structure, and help with challenging concepts, this is the group to join. Hoang makes concepts easier to grasp.”

- Shanna L, CA
[Shanna was looking for like-minded people to help her get to pass the CHT exam]

“It Helped Me Not To Feel Alone. At the End of the Day I’m a Better Therapist for Taking this Course.”

I had trouble with organizing my study and the weekly calls kept me focused. Hoang was great, she answers all your questions and keeps you on track and accountable. It’s worth it!!!

- Allisen A.
[was looking for something that could help her feel prepared for the CHT exam.]

“She is There to Help You Be a Better Hand Therapist.”

“Before the Hand Exam Prep, I was struggling with EVERYTHING! Where to start, what to look at, what timeline to do it in, what resources to use! I literally just felt overwhelmed and did not know where to start. Hoang helps lay it out in bite-size pieces and it all of a sudden is manageable!

You will not regret signing up for the Hand Exam Prep Program. Hoang and her team are highly devoted to your success. They are in your back pocket to help YOU however YOU need! Whether it is encouragement, a swift kick in the butt, a way to help you carve out time for your test. When Hoang draws the explanation on herself it helps SOOOO much! I just remember it and understand it better. I have learned so much and I am so grateful to have had this opportunity.”

- Kari R., CO
[Shanna was looking for like-minded people to help her get to pass the CHT exam]

“If You Need a Kick in the Pants. Do It.”

There is so much information and I wasn’t sure what areas to study more than others. If you were flailing around half ass studying like I was, you need to do this and force yourself to make a date for the test. If you need help with organizing and retaining information then get structure and accountability from the program. I joined because I knew that this program would give me structure and would help me to focus on the areas of most importance for the exam.

I like that it keeps me accountable. For me, I tend to get caught up on an area and stay there because I want to feel like I fully grasp it and know everything about it. But, that does not work with this exam. There is so much info to cover. With this program, I am forced to move on to next week’s topic and that is something that personally I found helpful. I also like the videos. I listen to them in my car or when I am in bed and can’t fall asleep. And the repetition of watching them helps me to remember the info better.

- Jacqueline K.
[Jacqueline was very overwhelmed with the amount of information and studying materials out there and did not know where to even begin.]

“It’s Not Easy To Do It Alone. It’s Been So Helpful Having A Network of Therapist Who Are All Focusing on the Same Thing. It is Really Incredible.”

- Katie L., MI
[Katie struggled to have an organized routine and was randomly studying from different Sources.]

“Bringing the Content to Life was One of the Biggest Biggest Biggest Supports of this Program.”

- Vanessa G., FL
[Vanessa was stuck on not knowing where to start, what resources to use, what schedule to go about, how to plan her studies and what chapters to cover.]

“I Passed My Exam On the First Try.”

- Kim, FL
[Kim was studying for the CHT exam and found herself overwhelmed with the amount of info that she had to study for.]

“There's so much info and the videos are so great!”

- Susan X., CA
[Susan needed some help preparing for the protocols and anatomy sections of the CHT [exam.]

"The program is very personalized and holds you accountable."

It’s hard to make yourself study and understand everything without guidance.

- Kori T.

[Kori Needed Help to Pass the CHT exam in November]

“It is totally worth it"

it really helps understand how the test will be done and things are explained to you in detail to make it easier to understand. I enjoyed the way she laid it out and spent time on each subject to guide us through our studying.

- Jessica V., FL
[Jessica did not know where to start with all the information.]

“I would definitely recommend joining the program"

to a person who feels overwhelmed by the amount of the textbook and struggles with how to organize the knowledge. The various video clips that help me understand the knowledge correctly.

- Kyu L., NY
[Kyu needed help with understanding the textbook and knowledge.]

“Invest in yourself, your goal, your dreams and take the course."

Get accountability with others and organized reviews of each section of the upper extremity; anatomy and kinematics.

- Jameail W.
[Jameail was looking to see if this program was the right fit for him.]

"If you want to be like the Navy seals of in the therapy world."

This program will get you in shape to becoming a CHT, along with family to help and support and encourage you. 

What I liked best about the program is the clear outlined approach to studying and the ability to have communication with a CHT that wanted to cultivate the next generation of up and coming therapists.

- VaShon J.

[VaShon wanted to establish a relationship with a CHT Mentor and a community of therapist in preparation for the CHT Exam.]

"This program has set a guideline for my study."

It has laid out a plan, in an easy to access website I can login to on my phone and laptop – I can study anywhere at any time. Information is chunked into categories, making it easy to navigate.

I like the attitude, the descriptions, stories, accountability, extra opportunities to learn and connect with other like-minded therapists.

- Sarah P.

[Sarah was looking for a place to expand her study, be held accountable, have help with chunking the study topics, and sticking to a plan while preparing for the exam.]

“DO IT. "

It’s the perfect about exam oriented material with sprinkles of fun, practical, clinically relevant ideas as well. I liked the accountability and having an organized study schedule, topic by topic.”

- Kaitlyn L., CA

[Kaitlyn had trouble getting in a study routine and focusing topic by topic.]

"This program really helped me understand the basic anatomy and biomechanics needed to think through problems."

It also helped me realize I didn’t need to remember every tiny little detail about everything because when reading the Rehab of the Hand book it’s very easy to get caught up in the little things.

There was so much information I was completely overwhelmed with where to focus. I read the Rehab of the Hand book cover to cover and felt like I didn’t retain much at all.

The videos and the encouragement to draw on your hand! The visuals help me so much, I always wrote on myself in anatomy but had forgotten some of my strategies since it’s been a while!

- Tamara M. , CA

[Tamara was stuck in her studies and needed directions to pass the CHT Exam.]

"Get off the fence & join! Definitely well worth the time & money to pass the CHT exam!"

You will not be disappointed & you will be engaged weekly to pass the exam and having accountability.

 Having failed the exam by 1-2 points each time I have taken the exam has been extremely humbling & disheartening. This program helped me to stay on track & ignore the white noise of the past. 

Having an outline with topics, your videos, our weekly zoom meetings all to keep us on task. I appreciate your motivation, positive energy, and knowledge. I appreciate the way Hoang present the topics in your video’s & in our zoom meetings. Having Hoang as our personal cheer leader has been excellent!

She Rock!

- Alexandra F. , VA

[Alexandra had trouble studying due to it being overwhelming & so many resources to read.]

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