Ron French, OT, CHT

Occupational Therapist

Certified Hand Therapist


Ron French, OT, CHT.  Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist

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Ron French, OT, CHT

Occupational Therapist

Certified Hand Therapist

I feel blessed to be able to serve the residents of my hometown area. After receiving my OT degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, I moved back home to Paris, TN, in 1995, with my wife Lisa and our two kids. I gained my hand therapy certification and served the tri-county area for years providing home health and outpatient services. I now treat patients of all ages at the Shoulder and Hand Therapy Center, PLLC located at the Shoppes of Emerald Lake on Volunteer Drive and advocate for people affected with arthritis.

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Currently there are just over 6,000 certified therapist in the U.S. - and we are proud to be one of the few CHTs serving mid-west TN.

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Qualified Specialist

A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is an Occupational Therapist (OT) or Physical Therapist (PT) that has undergone rigorous training and extensive clinical experience in treating conditions and injuries of the upper body and hand. Having advanced knowledge in the mechanics of the upper body, a CHT is able to more accurately evaluate and treat conditions to facilitate healing and a return to normal activities.  

Individualized Care

As a small clinic, each patient is important to us, and we strive to provide quality, professional care every day.  Each patient receives a personalized treatment plan and individualized attention.  

Ron does not use assistants and treats each patient personally.  This allows him to immediately address any issues that arise or change the treatment plan as a patient progresses.  


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Did you Know?

The shoulder is one of the most complex joints in the body!

Why see a specialist? 

Advancements in the medical world move at such a rapid pace that healthcare providers, including therapist, must specialize in an area to keep educated and up to date on the latest surgeries, therapeutic advancements, splint fabrication, and adaptive equipment in their field.  

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Did you know?

There are 27 bones in the hand alone and 34 muscles that move the thumb and fingers!

Insurance Networks

This is a summary of insurance networks we regularly work with.  This list may change, please call or contact us to see if we are network.  

  • Amerigroup
  • BlueCross Blue Shield of TN
  • Blue Advantage
  • Cigna
  • Humana PPO
  • Medicare 
  • Railroad Medicare
  • UMR
  • United HealthCare (UHC)
  • UHC Community care
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Worker's Comp Networks

  • Align / One Call
  • MedRisk
  • One Call
  • SPNet
  • Streamline
  • We accept TN WC fee schedule
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