Canadian Society of Hand Therapists

Mission Statement

We are a group of occupational and physical therapists with a special interest in the rehabilitation of the upper extremity. We are dedicated to the enhancement of upper extremity rehabilitation within Canada through the promotion of quality of care, education and information sharing

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Upcoming Courses/Events

Manuel Edema Mobilization: sub-acute and chronic edema of the upper extremity
- Apr 18-19 '15 in Beamsville, ON


Management of Stiff Hand with Focus on Intrinsic Anatomy and Biomechanics
- Apr 24-25 '15 in Saskatoon, SK

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Membership fees for the Canadian Society of Hand Therapists (CSHT) are only $30.00 per year.

Our registration year runs from March 31 to April 1.

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  • 2015 Annual CSHT Conference will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Montreal, Quebec on May 22/23, 2015.

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In Hand Newsletter Sneak Peek

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  • Winter 2015 In Hand Newsletter

    The following is a short snippet from the CSHT In Hand newsletter that is published online quarterly for CSHT members. The snippet is from the Clinical Corner in the latest newsletter. If you would like to access the full newsletters please consider becoming a member of CSHT for $30.00/year. All newsletters are available in the member's only section. Login is required. Once logged in, select 'Newsletter' from the Member menu on the left.

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    Clinical Challenge

    Musing this Mallet – what is your experience &/or advice for this Mallet finger?

    A patient, who speaks little English, and is on a visitor’s visa with no medical insurance, arrives at the private practice hand therapy clinic on January 16/15. He states he caught his finger in a chain the 1st week of December 2015, after which time the finger was painful, swollen and he was unable to straighten the fingertip. A family doctor’s Hand Therapy referral, dated December 23/14, gives a diagnosis of “Mallet finger (L) 5th “and has referred him for mallet finger splinting.....

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Latest News

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  • Free Access to the Journal of Hand Therapy!

    Journal of Hand Therapy

    CSHT membership has gained an exciting new benefit... free access to the Journal of Hand Therapy! This new benefit will apply only to renewing members or new 2015-16 members. So please renew your membership today or become a new member and start enjoying access to the Journal of Hand Therapy online. Members will be emailed a journal access code once the new season membership is confirmed. Feel free to forward any questions to vicepresident@csht.org

  • Call For Abstracts...

    The American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) invites you to share the results of your research and contribute to the excellence of its 38th Annual Meeting by submitting a scientific abstract to the official ASHT collection site.
    *The deadline to submit an abstract is Monday, March 30, 2015*

  • Survey About Intimate Partner Violence

    Dear CSHT members,
    You are being invited to participate in a survey about intimate partner violence conducted by a team at McMaster University. This study has been approved by Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board, as well as the Research Division of ASHT and the executive committee of CSHT. The purpose of this research is to inform educational programming for our professional societies to support responsive and comprehensive care for the victims of intimate partner violence.

    Below you will find a link to the anonymous electronic survey.
    http://painplussurveys.mcmaster.ca/index.php?sid=58549&lang=en

  • CAOT & CSHT: Partners in Learning...

    CSHT is pleased to annouce a new partnership with CAOT. CSHT members can enjoy receiving the CAOT members rate at the upcoming CAOT conference. We encourage our members to take advantage of this opportunity. Check out the exciting conference details and registration at: http://www.caot.ca/default.asp?pageid=15

  • Research survey from our Aussie colleagues...

    Please take a moment to click on the research link below and complete the survey conducted by two Australian hand therapists on your treatment practice for Midcarpal Instabilty . It would be fantastic to see the survey response rate from Canada to be better than any other country... Go Canada!

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Z6DYTGX

  • Call For Papers

    Please download the Call For Papers (PDF) for our 8th annual national meeting taking place next year in Montreal.

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  • CSHT Mission Statement Change

    Members of CSHT: There has been a change to the CSHT Mission Statement. You can find a letter from the executive in the Member's Only section explaining the reason for the change.

    Thank you

  • New Question in the Member Q & A Section

    A new question has been posted in the Members Only Q & A section. Can you help?.

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