St. Dominic's Director of Rehab Services Earns American Society of Hand Therapists' Nathalie Barr Lectureship Award

Maureen Hardy, MS, PT, CHT, Director of Rehab Services at St. Dominic's, was awarded the Nathalie Barr Lectureship award at the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) meeting in Orlando, Fla. on June 23, 2010.

The Nathalie Barr Lectureship is recognized as one of ASHT's highest honors, recognizing and honoring a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists who has made significant original contributions to hand rehabilitation in one of the following ways:

  • The development or refinement of professional theory and/or techniques
  • Contributions to hand therapy development as a profession and to ASHT
  • Outstanding research

"Maureen's teaching accolades span across therapy and surgery borders. Her contributions are esteemed in both the eyes of Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists, and her clinical tutelage is renowned," said Paul LaStayo, PhD, PT, CHT, Associate Professor, University of Utah, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Hand Therapy. "I know I look to Jackson as the ultimate location for my students to learn how to be hand therapists because Maureen is leading the troops down there."

Alan Freeland, MD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Mississippi of Mississippi Medical Center, said Hardy is highly regarded in the medical community. "She is highly respected by her patients, hand therapy colleagues and surgeons both locally, regionally and across the country," Freeland said. "She is highly sought after for her lectureship both nationally and internationally.  She has been a visionary throughout her career."

Established in 1988, St. Dominic's Hand Management Center was the first established center in the state and offers a multi-specialty clinic providing continuous total care for persons with injury or disease affecting the upper extremities (hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder). The center has generated 10 board certified hand therapists and combines academic pursuits with clinical expertise. For more information about St. Dominic's Hand Management Center, call 601.200.4920.