Shelly Mays, OTD, OTR, CHT, joined the HU OTD family as a guest lecturer in 2015. She currently serves as a visiting assistant professor. Originally hailing from Huntington, Indiana, Shelly has had the privilege of observing the tremendous growth of Huntington University throughout her life. Shelly obtained her undergraduate degree in psychology from Saint Mary’s College and her doctorate of occupational therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.
Shelly earned her Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) credentials in 2011, and her primary area of expertise is hand and upper extremity rehabilitation. She remains clinically active by operating her own private practice in Roanoke, where she serves those who are under-insured, have high deductibles or are seeking a traditional, hands on, client-first treatment. Shelly also remains active by working with Parkview TherapyONE. She is in the process of earning her Certified Ergonomic Evaluation Specialist (CEES) credentials.
Prior to starting her private practice, Shelly created the hand program for TherapyONE in 2009. She worked intricately with local orthopedic surgeons specializing in the upper extremity to create a cohesive outpatient clinic and developed and oversaw 3 clinics in the Fort Wayne area, all while functioning as a full-time therapist.
Shelley has initiated pediatric clinics, served as director of rehabilitation for a local skilled nursing facility and provided rehabilitation for clients in in-patient stays and home health.
In her free time, Shelly enjoys being able to spend time with her husband, two daughters, and extended family.