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).

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, CHT
Staff Therapist
University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2011

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

Robin Parish, OTR/L, MOT, CHT
PRN Therapist
Touro College, Dix Hills, New York

  • Acute Hand and Entire Upper Quadrant Injury Management
  • ADL Training
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Arthritis Care
  • Desensitization
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Ergonmic Assessments and Education
  • Fluidotherapy
  • Functional 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
  • Mirror Therapy
  • Compression garment measurements
  • Evaluations for permanent impairment
  • Functional capacity evaluations
  • On-site job evaluations and ergonomic assessments
The hands, arms and shoulders are responsible for an individual’s the livelihood. Often, when upper extremity function is lost, so is the ability to earn a living, care of themselves and participate in hobbies.   Restoring function and returning patients to their recreational and daily activities 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 less than 35 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.