What is CSHT?

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.

 CSHT 2020 Conference

The continued rapid global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has prompted our respective provincial and territorial governments to enact public health or state emergency throughout Canada. The impact of COVID-19 has been significant on many levels including the demands on our work environment and health care system, the changes in our daily routines, and the restrictions on our ability to travel. Bearing this in mind, the CSHT Executive in conjunction with our conference chairs has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel CSHT 2020 Conference, May 22nd & 23rd, in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The conference will not be re-scheduled for this year and we will not be mounting a virtual conference.


At the CSHT Annual General Meeting on April 27, 2018, CSHT members voted to increase Canadian membership fees from $50 to $75. International membership has increased to $85.
This fee increase is to cover CSHT operating costs and the Journal of Hand Therapy.
As of June 1, 2018 this fee increase will take effect for both automatic renewal and one-time renewal options.
If you have any questions, please contact Susan Hannah at vicepresident@csht.org.

Newsletter Sneak Peek

Spring 2020 In Hand Newsletter

Tid Bits: Use of a Bicycle Spoke in a Swing Traction Splint
Use of a traction splint for managing PIPJ intraarticular fractures is a valuable method to maintain joint space and ROM of the PIPJ. There are various splint designs that have been used to accomplish traction, each with their own pros and cons...
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*This is a short snippet from the CSHT In Hand newsletter that is published online quarterly for CSHT members. If you would like to access the full newsletters please consider becoming a member of CSHT. All newsletters are available in the member's only section.

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