1. Saba Kamal, Director of Hands-On-Care is a proud member of
She is a Certified Hand Therapist: Hand Therapy is the art and
science of rehabilitation of the upper limb, which includes the hand,
wrist, elbow, and shoulder girdle. It is a specialization beyond OT and
PT and it merges the two professions theory and practice that
combines comprehensive knowledge of the structure of the upper
limb with function and activity. A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is
an occupational therapist or physical therapist who has a minimum of
five years of clinical experience, including 4,000 hours or more in direct practice in hand
therapy. The Certified Hand Therapist has to successfully pass a comprehensive test of
advanced clinical skills and theory in upper quarter rehabilitation.
The Certified Hand Therapist credential offers assurance to the public that the therapist has
achieved the highest level of competency in the profession and stays up to date with practice
within the field. The CHT credential is recognized by many professional organizations as a
benchmark for excellence in advanced specialtycredentialing in health care.
She was the American Society of Hand Therapists - California Chapter President for 2010 &
2011And won 2010 and 2011 National Chapter awards. She now serves as the Annual Program
Chair for the Annual California Chapter conferences.
She is a member of American Society of Shoulder and Elbow
Therapists. ASSET is a group of multidisciplinary professionals in
the area of shoulder and elbow rehabilitation who place a high value
on efficacious exemplary patient care. The membership criterion reflects the
expectation of the highest quality research, scholarship and patient care. ASSET membership is by invitation only.
She is the Partner/Principal of Advanced Rehab Seminars, providing specialized
continuing education for the Upper Extremity to therapists all over
United States of America.
She is also a member of American Association of Hand Surgery
(AAHS) She was invited to a round table discussion of Emerging
practices in Dupuytrens Disease and has written an article for them.
Unlike other therapy offices, Saba and her staff keep up with the latest to provide the best care for your
patients. Contact us at 408-268-8536 to refer a patient to us. We will accomplish the best results even for
our most difficult cases.
2. Saba Kamal, OTR, CHT is the Director Hands-On-Care.
The clinic specializes in therapy for the Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist & Hand
Hands-On-Care has 2 locations
499 BlossomHill Rd, San Jose, Ca 95123 2505 Samaritan Dr, Ste 202, San Jose, Ca 95124
Tel: 408-268-8536 Fax: 408-268-8727 Phone: 408-884-8361 Fax: 408-884-8359
Saba Kamal is also a Partner/Principal in Advanced Rehab Seminars
The Organization provides specialized continuing education to therapists forthe Upper Extremity, all overUS and
Overseas.All the courses taught are from Shoulder to Hand
The talks include
Manual medicine for the upper quadrant- taking it to the next level, includes joint and soft tissue mobilization
Sports medicine for the upper quadrant – with splinting and taping
Paradigm of differential diagnosis, assessment,and treatment of the upper quadrant nerve & orthopedic systems
Comprehensive management of the post-surgical arm
Comparative taping Leuko and Kinesio for the Upper Quadrant
Management of the Stiff Arm
She was the Past President California Chapter of ASHT now Hand Therapy Association of CA
She continues to serve as the Program Chair for ASHT-Ca Chapter Conferences 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and
She was the recipient of 2010 and 2011 ASHT Chapter awards
Conferences organized and talks given at (Program Chair)
: Collaborative approach to flexor tendon management
: Elbow – The unforgiving joint: Surgical and therapeutic management
: Keys to the Wrist and the Hand
All about nerves
The Traumatic Arm
Her poster presentation include:
Velcro-less splint design for 1st
CMC joint arthritis
Wide buddy loop for the treatment of RCL injury to the Index finger
LateralEpicondylitis Vs. Radial Tunnel – Total Management
Articles written include:
Published Articles in the Texas Chapter Newsletter on Ring Splint protocol on Zone V Extensor Tendon repair and
ECU Subluxation management.
Wrote an article for the therapist’s corner for AAHS newsletter on Dupuytrens management Dec 2010
Invited to join the round table discussion with top hand surgeons in the country on Dupuytren’s disease by AAHS Dec
2010. Published in AAHS newsletter.
Contributor to book on Arthritis “Arthritis Rx: A Cutting-Edge Program for a Pain-Free Life” by Dr. V. Vad 2006
Wrote an article for the therapist’s corner for AAHS newsletter on Management of Focal dystonia via Taping Dec
Current Research: Currently seeking candidatesfor study
Medial Elbow Pain: A Result of Shoulder Weakness in Tennis
The research is conducted in conjunction with University of Kentucky health sciences (Kibler’s group)
Ms. Kamal has given several talks to various groups. For a list of her talk, please contact us at 408-268-8536