Shirley Ballard, OTR/L

Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)

Occupational Therapist/Certified Hand Therapist


Education and Certifications:

  • B.S. Occupational Therapy University of Alabama-Birmingham 1979
  • Certified Hand Therapist

Clinical Experience:

  • Outpatient Occupational Therapist since 1985
  • Certified Hand Therapist since 1991
  • Home Health experience 20+ years
  • Industrial Rehabilitation Consultant 2 years

Professional Associations:

  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • American Society of Hand Therapists

Personal Interests:

  • Family: Husband- Buddy, son Russ and daughter in law Christy
  • Attends Valleydale Baptist Church

What I enjoy most about being a hand therapist:

I enjoy using my skills to partner with my patients to help them regain using their hands as fully as possible and as pain free as possible. This may be for work tasks to gardening to cooking to buttoning a shirt- whatever is most important to them.

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