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 Annual Conference

2024 CSHT Annual Conference

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April 26-27, 2024.

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Therapist Call For Abstracts

The IFSHT Executive Committee encourages you to contribute to the IFSSH-IFSHT 2025 Triennial Congress, March 24-28, 2025, in Washington, DC, USA.

Technology and innovation will be the overriding theme throughout the meeting, both in the format and in the scientific program. The meeting hosts have reviewed the last 10 years of post-meeting surveys and have put together a menu of educational opportunities based on the most highly-acclaimed program innovations.

Please read the important policies and guidelines and submit your Paper, ePoster and Instructional Course Lecture (therapist, only). Details are found through the following link.

Call For Abstracts

Questions may be directed to abstracts@ifssh-ifsht2025.org

Abstract Submission Deadline February 1, 2024


Call For Nominations for CSHT Executive

Executive Positions open starting June 2024:
President Treasurer Secretary Communications Director

Nomination forms can be found in the members' section (login required)

- Eligible nominees must be a member of CSHT
- Self nominations can be made

Electoral Officer:
Amanda Higgins
Please complete and submit emails to secretary@csht.org

Elections will take place at the CSHT AGM April 26, 2024

Deadline for Nomination: April 5, 2024

Deadline for Nomination: April 5, 2024


Accessing the Journal of Hand Therapy

As a Member of CSHT you have access to the Journal of Hand Therapy, however, the access method has changed slightly.

Visit the CSHT Member Home page to learn how to access the Journal of Hand Therapy; login is required.

Journal of Hand Therapy

Recruitment for Research

Invitation to participate in interview on Sex and Gender in recovery after a distal radius fracture

Hand therapists are being asked to participate in a study that aims to better understand the role of sex and gender in the treatment and recovery of people after a distal radius fracture.
The interview will last about 30-40 minutes.

If you are a hand therapist and are interested, please email the lead student investigator, Sheena Phillip, at sphilip6@uwo.ca


Newsletter Sneak Peek

Winter 2024 In Hand Newsletter

A “Simple” Series of Questions?
As a member of the CSHT Execu1ve, I occasionally receive emails from researchers looking for answers to what is perceived as a simple series of ques1ons. What annual volume of pa1ents in Canada require upper extremity rehabilita1on in a year? How many hand therapists are there in Canada? How many clinics or hospitals provide hand therapy and where are they? How many pa1ents do they see?

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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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