Apex Hand Therapy is owned and operated by Bharat Vallurupalli, an Occupational Therapist (OT) & Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). Apex Hand Therapy was established in January 2010 to provide therapeutic treatment and rehabilitation for persons with hand and upper extremity conditions to restore optimal upper extremity function. We offer services for both children and adults with a wide range of hand and upper extremity conditions.
Bharat is an Occupational Therapist and completed his undergraduate
program in Occupational Therapy at the National Institute of Rehabilitation
Training and Research (NIRTAR) in Cuttack, India. He then received his
Post Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation from All India Institute of Physical
Medicine and Rehabilitation (AIIPMR), Bombay, India and followed this
with an Advanced Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Chicago, IL.
He has over 23 years of experience in upper extremity & hand therapy and became a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) in 2006. Bharat has been in the practice of upper extremity & hand therapy full-time in Vienna, VA since 2003. His expertise includes all facets of pediatric and adult upper extremity and hand therapy. He excels in upper extremity & hand custom orthoses (splints). Bharat's interests include assistive technology for individuals with disabilities, ergonomics consulting, upper extremity prosthesis checkout and training & qualitative and quantitative data analysis.