What is Hand Therapy?

Therapists working in the field of hand therapy have extensive knowledge about treatment of the hand and upper extremity.

The education committee of IFSHT developed an International Hand Therapy Clinical Practice profile in 2010. This document is intended to be a reference document that provides an overview of the 'Practice of Hand Therapy' from an international perspective outlining:

  • The advanced knowledge
  • Clinical practice skills
  • Core competencies
  • Types of upper extremity problems / dysfunction
  • that relate to specialised hand therapy clinical practice.

The document is attached below

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