The Authors

ANDREW TAN, OTR/L, CHT, CKTP, CEAS

I became a licensed occupational therapist (OT) in 2007 with a strong interests in hand therapy. After working in the hand center of the Singapore National University Hospital for 3 years, I moved to Boston to pursue a master’s degree in OT.

After graduating from Tufts University I moved to Seattle and became a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) in 2013.

I’m specialized in splint fabrication, flexor/extensor tendon rehabilitation, repetitive strain injuries treatment, also became a Certified Kinesio-Tape pracitioner (CTKP) in 2014, then received a certification as an ergonomic assessment specialist (CEAS) in 2015.

I love traveling, hiking, playing badminton, and practicing Tai-Chi in my free time.

2 thoughts on “The Authors

  • April 16, 2020 at 11:48 pm
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    This is a very good site. Thank you. Suffering from CMC-thumb arthritis. New to me. Trying your exercises. Do you suggest a brace which I’ve been given but don’t like. My CMC problems is due to computer use.
    thanks also for your info on exercises for musicians. Very cool.

    Lisa Rea
    Nevada

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    • April 19, 2020 at 8:52 pm
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      Hi Lisa,

      Thank you for your feedback! I do recommend using thumb brace especially when you are using your hand for typing or playing instruments.
      There are two types of thumb braces you can try, they can be found on Amazon.
      1. Push Metagrip CMC brace – this one provides more rigid support for your CMC
      2. Comfort Cool CMC thumb wrap – this one is usually more comfortable but not as strong as the one above.

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