Jennifer Durham, M.Ed, OTR/L,CHT

"My goal as a therapist is to help my patients heal and regain the use of their hand. Through therapy I learn more about my patients as an individual and want to help them achieve their goal of returning to a productive and fulfilled life."

A native of Winchester, TN, Jennifer Durham graduated with honors from the Medical College of Georgian Occupational Therapy. She has also received her Masters in Special Education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and became a Certified Hand Therapist in 1996. 

Jennifer began her career as an Occupational Therapist at Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation in an outpatient and preschool setting, and later transitioned to inpatient therapy. She joined Hayes Hand Center in 1992 and now is the Clinical Coordinator at Hayes Hand Center. She is an active member of both the American Occupational Therapy Association and the American Society of Hand Therapists. Jennifer was drawn to hand therapy because she sees firsthand how important the functional use of hands are in our daily lives. She enjoys seeing her patients become more functional throught their therapy program and during the process learns about them as an individual, which enables her to help them succeed with their goal of returning to a productive life.