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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26th Scandinavian Society for Surgery of the Hand Congress
-Mar 13 - Apr 3, '16 in Levi, Lapland, Finland

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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.

Registration is quick and easy using our online registration form.

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In Hand Newsletter Sneak Peek

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  • Winter 2016 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 Corner

    Clinical Approach in PIPj Flexion Contracture Conservative Treatment

    Proximal interphalangeal joint (PIPj) flexion contractures are a common clinical problem seen by hand therapists after various types of injury to the finger. Joint dislocation or subluxation, synovitis or simply joint edema originating from a nearby injury to the hand are some of the causes of PIPj flexion contractures. After trauma...


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  • 2016 Annual Conference Registration Open

    Register here for the 9th Annual CSHT Conference - Specialized Topics in Hand Rehabilitation.

  • 2016 Annual Conference Brochure

    The brochure for the 9th Annual CSHT Conference is now available for download. View it now.

  • Sessions for the 2016 ASHT Annual Meeting


    ASHT is currently seeking sessions for the 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, September 15-18, 2016.
    Submission site: The deadline to submit is January 15, 2016.

  • 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

  • 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.

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