Mary Barnes has been an Occupational Therapist for over 35 years and a Certified Hand Therapist for 25 years. In addition to clinical experience, she has taught hand therapy and orthotics courses for Cross Country Education and currently teaches for the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT). She has also presented at the ASHT Annual conference and the TnOTA annual conference. She has received numerous service awards from ASHT and TnOTA. She is recipient of the 2020 Vargas Grant for international mission by the American Association for Surgery of the Hand. She is the former Chairman of the Tennessee Board of Occupational and Physical Therapy Examiners. She served on the AOTPAC Board of Directors and Chairman of the TnOTA Legislative Committee.
BS in Special Education and Elementary Education from Tennessee Technological University
MOT in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University
Barnes, Mary. “The View from Mexico. ASHT Times, 2019.
Barnes, Mary. “Foundations in Hand Therapy: Elbow to Finger Course Manual”. Education on Tour, America Society of Hand Therapists, 2016.
Barnes, Mary. “Evidence Based Treatment for Hand, Wrist and Elbow Injuries Course Manual”, Cross Country Education, 2011.
Barnes, Mary. “License vs Certified: What’s the Difference?,” TnOTA Newsletter, 1986.
Certified Hand Therapist by ASHT since 1998
Certified Arthritis Self Help instructor by the Arthritis Foundation
Certified in Neurodevelopment Treatment by NDTA
Certified Sensory Integration and Praxis Test by Sensory Integration International