History and Mission


GHUESIG was founded in 1989 by a group of Atlanta occupational and physical therapists specializing in hand therapy. Determined to succeed in their hand therapy certification exam, the therapists began a study group to share their knowledge, experience, and academic resources.

Their cooperative approach caught on and the group’s membership soared. The group organized and expanded, reaching out to areas beyond Atlanta. Today, GHUESIG continues to add new members and to extend the assistance we offer to hand therapy professionals statewide.


To be recognized as Georgia’s leader in providing educational and networking opportunities for therapists to advance the science and practice of rehabilitation for the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder.