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Doctors Hospital of Augusta
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Hand Center

Experts in Hand Therapy

Hand in a braceThe use of your hands is vital in performing almost all activities of your daily life. Any loss in dexterity caused by injury or disease can result in devastating effects to daily life and physical independence. The experts at Doctors Hospital Hand Center understand the unique challenges associated with any kind of hand dysfunction and are committed to providing high quality, compassionate care to assist patients in regaining maximal hand function. Being the only healthcare facility in the area with Certified Hand Therapists, Doctors Hospital Hand Center demonstrates a level of excellence that provides the highest standard of care.

The Certified Hand Therapist

Certified Hand Therapists offer the most advanced treatment techniques and most effective care to patients with hand injuries, disease, or those needing post surgical care. The Certified Hand Therapist credential is achieved by acquiring a minimum of 5 years of clinical hand therapy experience and passing a rigorous certification examination. This Certification is recognized internationally and is sought after only by those therapists demonstrating elite ability and personal dedication to excellence in the field of hand therapy.

Closeup of a hand playing piano

Continuum of Care

The intricate anatomy of the arm and hand frequently requires very delicate surgery, often with microscopic techniques. The technical complexity of these surgeries necessitates a high level of competence by therapists with advanced skills in upper quarter rehabilitation during postoperative recovery. Our Hand Therapists are knowledgeable about these advanced surgical techniques and have mastered the postoperative therapy programs. Each course of treatment is customized to each individual patient in order to achieve the best possible outcome. Whether it is creating a plan of care or fabricating a complex splint, the experts at Doctors Hospital Hand Center are here for you.

Common treatment diagnoses

  • Crush injuries/mutilating trauma
  • Cumulative trauma disorders
  • Nerve injuries and repairs
  • Arthritis and rheumatic diseases
  • Congenital anomalies/differences
  • Cysts and tumors
  • Dislocations and subluxations
  • Dupuytren’s disease
  • Fractures
  • Amputations
  • Ligamentous injury and instability
  • Muscular strains, tears, and avulsions
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Spinal cord and central nervous system injuries
  • Tendon injuries and conditions
  • Thermal and electrical injuries

Our Staff

David Bernard

Certified Hand Therapist
(706) 651-2296

Paula Payne

Occupational Therapist

Charina Vinston

Certified Occupational Therapist Asst.

For further information about hand therapy services, please call (706) 651-2270.