St. Dominic’s Hand Management Center

Established in 1988, St. Dominic’s Hand Management Center is recognized state-wide as providing quality outcomes for injuries or diseases affecting the upper extremities (hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder). The center boasts certified hand therapists with over 140 years of combined experience.

St. Dominic Hospital supports the concept of specialization in our rehabilitation services. This assures your patients are receiving care from experienced, knowledgeable therapists. Since the center’s inception, we have seen our team grow and work together to offer you the most comprehensive state-of-the-art facility with care rended by board-certified hand therapists.

Maureen Hardy, PT, MS, CHT
University of Pennsylvania, 1972
Medical College of Virginia, 1980

Carla Cleary, PT, DPT, CHT
Assistant Director
University of Iowa, 1987
University of Mississippi, 2007

Susan Cobb, OTR
Senior Therapist
Louisiana State University, 1980?

Erica Reeves, OTR/L, MS
Staff Therapist
University of Mississippi, 2011

  • Acute Hand and Entire Upper Quadrant Injury Management
  • ADL Training
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Arthritis Care
  • Desensitization
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Ergonmic Assessments and Education
  • Fluidotherapy
  • Funcational Capacity Evaluations (FCE)
  • Hiva-mat
  • Iontophoresis
  • Job Site Evaluations
  • Manual Therapy
  • Massage
  • Myofascial Release Treatment
  • Orthotics
  • Paraffin
  • Permanent Impairment Rating Data Collection
  • Sensory Re-Education
  • Temperature biofeedback
  • TENS
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Treatment of Chronic Pain and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome)
  • Ultrasound
  • Whirlpool
  • Work Conditioning
  • Wound Care
  • Compression garment measurements
  • Evaluations for permanent impairment
  • Functional capacity evaluations
  • On-site job evaluations and ergonomic assessments
The hands, arms and shoulders represent the liveilhood of millions of people. Often, when upper extremity function is lost, so is the ability to earn a living. Restoring function and returning patients to work is the ultimate goal of St. Dominic’s Hand Management Center.
Certified Hand TherapistCertified Hand Therapists insure quality outcomes at St. Dominic Hand Management Center. A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is an occupational therapist or physical therapist who has a minimum of five years of clinical experience, including 4,000 hours or more directly practicing hand therapy. A CHT has also passed a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper quarter rehabilitation.

Every CHT must demonstrate on-going professional development and competency by becoming recertified every five years. Currently, there are only an estimated 5,294 CHTs in the United States and only 29 in Mississippi. CHTs demonstrate personal dedication to the hand therapy profession and want to continue education in their field.

The CHT has achieved the highest level of competency in the profession and maintains practice within the field, assuring patients are receiving the best possible care. CHTs demonstrate personal dedication to the hand therapy profession and want to continue education in their field.

Continuing EducationSt. Dominic’s Hand Management Center is committed to quality care and the belief in education. Our staff frequently participates in multi-discipline student teaching, professional conferences, health screenings, reasearch, publications and lectures. Activities like these ensure our staff is knowledgeable of the latest technology and we continue to set the standard in excellent care.

For more information, call 601-200-4920 or fax referral information to 601-200-4924.