Two years and growing.
Two years ago today, I opened Hands on Therapy Services, certified hand therapy and an occupational therapy clinic in Miami to its first patient. I remember Julio. He was a shoulder rotator cuff repair, a hardworking man trying to get better to get back to the way he lived and worked. He used to call me “chinita” hahaha no offense taken, I was just glad he called me. And that’s how it started, slowly but surely.
Just a little about me. My name is Hoang or “Wong”, like a Chinese last name, except it’s a Vietnamese first name. But one of my first jobs as an occupational therapist in Miami was in Hialeah at a rehab center. Majority of my patients were Spanish speaking patients only and that’s where I started to learn Spanish. But that’s also where I got my nick name. I went into a patient room to wake an older lady to get up for her therapy and I introduced myself telling her my name is Hoang. She squinted at me and was like “what? What is your name?” So I told her again, “My name is Hoang, I am your occupational therapist and here to get you up for therapy”. Again she squinted and asked me if I was a man or woman….hmmmm so I told her “mujer?” (Because I wasn’t that great with my Spanish yet.) She looked at me and said “Your name is Juanita.” Me: “Yes! My names is Juanita! Let’s get up for therapy!” That’s how I became Juanita over 15 years ago and my nick name stays strong still today. My patients call me that, and so do some of my friends.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with some great patients, some great cases, and some great doctors. It’s Hands on Therapy Services’ Anniversary, our birthday. Thank you for your continued support. This coming year, there will be more blog posts that highlight some of the great cases that come to us for hand therapy, helpful tips to help you, and educational posts. We also plan to grow both our occupational and physical therapy programs while keeping that one on one attention that you need to reach your goals in therapy in a timely manner. Because no one has time to be injured!!!!
Hoang Tran OT/L, CHT
Hands on Therapy Services is a leading Miami occupational therapy clinic, specializing in rehabilitation of shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand injuries resulting from injuries, surgery, or naturally occurring conditions. Our Miami hand therapy services are provided by our certified hand therapist in Miami. We also offer occupational therapy in Miami with our on site occupational therapist. Plus – coming soon – we will be offering physical therapy in Miami.
Disclaimer: As with all our pages, this is NOT a substitute for formal medical treatment or occupational therapy. It is intended to inform only. Hands on Therapy Services disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.