From the tops of your shoulders down to the tips of your fingers, the experts at The Hand Center offer you a wide variety of experience and training.
We specialize in diagnosing and treating the simplest of sprains and strains as well as more complicated conditions such as nerve damage and even reconstruction. We’re experts in caring for the intricate network of bones, muscles and nerves that you depend on every day. The Hand Center is part of Prisma Health, which means we can help you reach experts in dozens of other specialties as well.
We welcome you to learn more about us and about how we can help you achieve more movement, less pain and a better life.
A hand therapist is an occupational or physical therapist who, through advanced study, specialized in rehabilitating patients with conditions affecting the hands and upper extremity.
Susan Hall, OTR/L,CHT
Susan Hall received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in 1993, and her Masters of Rehabilitation Science at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2000. She became a Certified Hand Therapist in 2006.
Ann D. Schaumburg, OTR/L, CHT
Ann received her bachelor of science degree in occupational therapy from the Medical College of Virginia. Ann has practiced in the hand therapy field for over 25 years and has been a Certified Hand Therapist since 1991. From 1984 to 1993 Ann was Director of the Gaul Hand Center in Charlotte.
Teresa S. Tinsley, OTR/L, CHT
Teresa is our Director of Hand Therapy. She received her undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy in 1982 from the Medical University of South Carolina. She received her Masters in Business Administration from Clemson University in 1992. Teresa became a Certified Hand Therapist in 1997.
Sheryl V. Massey, OTR/L, CHT
Sheryl received her undergraduate and master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has practiced occupational therapy since 1987 and completed the requirements to a Certified Hand Therapist in 1995.
Doug Thomas, OTR/L, CHT
Doug brings a high level of energy and personality to the patients he treats. He has been an Occupational / Certified Hand Therapist for over 20 years specializing in the treatment of injuries and conditions unique to the hand and upper extremity. He provides therapeutic intervention to prevent dysfunction, restore function and/or reverse the progression of pathology of the upper limb in order to enhance an individual’s ability to execute tasks and to participate fully in life situations.
Julie Ward, OTR/L, CHT
Julie received an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Texas A&M in 1997 and a Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas Health Science Center in 1999. She became a Certified Hand Therapist in 2005.