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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Upcoming Courses/Events

13th Annual Ralph T. Manktelow Lectureship in Hand Surgery: Challenges of Tendon Injury
- Oct 17 '14 in Toronto, ON


Evidence-based management of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Emerging strategies for assessment and treatment
- Nov 1 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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Membership fees for the Canadian Society of Hand Therapists (CSHT) are only $30.00 per year.

Our next registration year runs from March 31, 2013 to April 1, 2014.

Registration is quick and easy using our online registration form.

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In Hand Newsletter Sneak Peek

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  • Summer 2014 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

    The Story Behind the Anatomy Glove Learning System

    Since 1987, when I joined the University of Toronto, Professor Anne Agur and I have, together and individually, provided anatomy and biomechanics education to therapists, as well as occupational and/or physical therapy students. Anne, who joined UofT in 1978, began her career as an occupational therapist. She is co-author of “Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy”, “Essential Clinical Anatomy” and “Clinically Oriented Anatomy”....

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Latest News

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  • June IFSHT Newsletter

    Check out article from IFSHT in members only section. Included is a link to access IFSSH E-zine for upper extremity articles!

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  • 2014 Conference Materials

    The presentation materials from the 2014 conference are now available in the Members section. Login is required. Once logged in, select 'Conference Presentations' from the left side menu.

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  • Pat McKee Retirement Party

    OT Alumni together with the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy invite you to a Reception to honour Pat McKee on her retirement. Please join us to celebrate Pat's distinguished career as an educator, mentor, researcher, colleague and friend.

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  • 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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  • CSHT 2014 Conference Presenter Bios

    Check out the biographies of the speakers presenting at the 7th Annual CSHT conference this spring!

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  • New Question in the Member Q & A Section

    A new question has been posted in the Members Only Q & A section. Can you help?.

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  • Doctor transplants finger from one hand to the other!

    Check out the amazing story here. Thanks go out to Juliana Larocerie for sharing this link on Facebook.

  • CSHT Executive Request

    The current CSHT Executive will be ending their three year term May 2014. At this time we request that any expressions of interest for the next term be forwarded to any members of the executive by June 15, 2013. You can contact us here.

  • Conference Documents Available to Members

    If you like to view the 2013 conference presentation documents, they are now available in the Members section. Log in is required.

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  • 2013 AGM Minutes

    The minutes from the 2013 CSHT AGM are now available on the Documents page of the Members section. Log in is required.

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  • New Member Documents Available

    Please login to find the following documents: CSHT Annual Report 2012-2013, CSHT Cash Report.

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