Southern Therapy Services, located at 812 South Park Street, Carrollton, Georgia, unveiled its newly-renovated and state-of-the art hand clinic, the Vicki Maxwell Roberts Hand Center Friday, December 6.
The hand center is named after Vicki Maxwell Roberts who has practiced Occupational Therapy for more than 40 years at Southern Therapy Services. Her full biography can be read below.
The rehabilitation of the hand and upper extremity is a subspecialty of traditional orthopedic rehabilitation. The therapists that provide these services are specialists within their field. Professional education requires years of training both during professional school and following during practice. Hand Therapists must hold either a current Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy license. This specialty certification requires (in addition) a minimum of three years of clinical experience, including 4,000 hours or more in direct practice working with the upper extremity prior to taking the Hand Therapy Certification Examination.
Carrollton has emerged as a regional specialty center for many different diagnoses from cancer treatment to orthopedic specialty, rehabilitation, and beyond. Southern Therapy has offered the services of a Certified Hand Therapist for many years, actually having several therapists that have achieved that status. Recently the Carrollton Orthopaedic Clinic added the services of Dr. Richard Herman, MD, Orthopedist with a specialty as a hand surgeon. Southern Therapy strives to match our services to the needs of our community and our medical community.
Southern Therapy Services, Inc. is a forty-one year old local, therapist-owned 18,000 square foot facility, which empowers individuals to take control of their recovery and wellness through access to physical and occupational therapy providers, along with healthy lifestyle products and services. The vast array of unique approaches to treatment and recovery protocols available through this location are designed and delivered by a team of highly trained providers. They provide accessibility for ALL – including those using Medicare, traditional health insurance, or direct pay. Southern Therapy’s treatment spaces support a variety of therapeutic needs that include:
–Neurological – brain injuries, concussion assessments and protocols; nerve and pain disorder treatment; sciatica treatments.
–Orthopedic – recovery protocols for both the upper and lower extremity; sports-related, auto and work-related injury assessments and treatments.
–Vestibular and Balance – difficulty walking/gait assessments and training; balance testing and fall prevention; vestibular rehabilitation – dizziness and vertigo assessments, treatment and recovery protocols.
The meaning of Vicki Maxwell Roberts Hand Center explained:
The dedication of specific space will allow expert staff to provide the highest standard of care in a best practice setting for hand and upper extremity services. The hand clinic provides space for all necessary testing and treatment equipment in a convenient location. “This clinic rivals any found in the high-end Atlanta or Birmingham offices. We are very proud to offer this convenience and level of expertise to the citizens of our community,” says Bo Hamil President and CEO of Southern Therapy Services.
This specific department is made up of: Vicki Roberts (Director), Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist; Alison Drummond, Occupational Therapist (Alison recently took her Hand Therapy Board Exam); and Stacy Brown, Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant. Both Alison and Stacy also work within Southern Therapy’s contract with the Carroll County School System.
Biography of Vicki M. Roberts, OTR/L & CHT:
Vicki received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the Medical College of Georgia and has been a practicing Occupational Therapist for over 40 years. She was the first OT in Carrollton, Georgia, and surrounding areas. Vicki is the Director of Occupational Therapy at Southern Therapy and has been a practicing Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) for 28 years.
Vicki shares, “Each day I have the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life. I am challenged daily by unique patient problems and needs. I enjoy finding ways to take a patient through therapy and guide them to a happier, healthier lifestyle.”
To learn more, please call (678) 390-6166 or visit www.southerntherapyservices.com.