Noel is the only Certified Hand Therapist in private practice here in Las Cruces and only 1 of 6,000 worldwide. This exceptional distinction is awarded twice per year by the Hand Therapy Certification Committee for those occupational or physical therapists that have: accumulated advanced training and 4,000 hours in the direct treatment of the upper extremity; have passed rigorous examination in theory and practice of all conditions hand to shoulder; and have been a board licensed therapist a minimum of 3 years before sitting for the exam.
The Hand Therapy Certification Committee tests candidates on a multitude of physical dysfunctions, current research, ethics, legislation, evidence-based practice, treatment techniques, clinical judgement, splinting and orthotics, burns, wound care, complex traumatic injuries, neurological conditions, orthopedics, and from any pediatric ailment up to arthritis.
With Del Valle PT & HT being a private and independent clinic, Noel is able to operate with greater latitude in terms of more treatment time spent with patients, navigating insurance constraints, accommodating financial hardship, and utilizing abundant resources in the form of custom splints and prefabricated braces. His schedule is flexible and he has been known to work with you after your work day is through.
Noel prides himself in providing patients with a one of a kind environment conducive to healing produced by Certified Hand Therapist skill and mixed in with a good sense of humor. He would challenge you to see the difference for yourself!
Noel graduated with his Master of Occupational Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas in 2013 after receiving his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from New Mexico State University. When he’s not in the clinic, Noel is out enjoying the green chile, spending time with his family often grilling, binge watching his favorite shows and following his sports teams. Noel is also fluent in Spanish.
Aquí estamos para servirle a sus ordenes. Se habla español y del bueno, fue mi primer idioma. La educación no la consegui en la escuela, me la inculcaron mis padres. Pero eso si, el nivel de terapia es único. Soy uno de seis mil terapeutas certificados en tratamiento de manos en el mundo. Recuerde esto: No importa a donde los mande el doctor, importa dónde elige ir usted. Aquí los espero.