Cheri Bush, OTR, CHT

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
Professional Certifications:
  • Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist since 1984
  • Certified Hand Thearpist since 1991


Cheri earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Indiana University Purdue University in Indianapolis. She has been a licensed registered Occupational Therapist (OTR) since 1984. Cheri achieved her Certified Hand Therapist credentials in 1991. Her background includes 32 years in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings including Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center and owning a hand therapy clinic and contracting service. She has worked closely with hand surgeons and certified hand therapists and has a strong background in custom orthotics and electrical modalities, individualized exercise programs and hands on soft tissue and joint mobilization techniques.

In her spare time, Cheri enjoys reading, playing guitar, walking and bike riding.

Hand therapists bridge the gap from medical management of upper extremity conditions to successful recovery, allowing individuals to function normally in their daily lives. Hand therapists provide non-operative interventions, preventative care and post-surgical rehabilitation for a wide variety of upper extremity disorders, from carpal tunnel syndrome to complex replanted extremities. Patients with chronic conditions, such as arthritis or neurological conditions, can also benefit from therapy through education on joint protection and energy conservation, or recommendations for adaptive equipment or devices to improve function.