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.

IFSHT Hand Therapy Practise Profile