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 registration year runs from March 31 to April 1.

Registration is quick and easy using our online registration form.

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In Hand Newsletter Sneak Peek

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  • Fall 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

    Key Factors: Rehabilitation After Elbow Dislocation

    The elbow is the second most commonly dislocated major joint in adults. Such injuries are termed either simple or complex. A simple dislocation is a capsuloligamentous injury with no associated fractures. The lateral collateral ligament, medial collateral ligament, and anterior joint capsule are usually disrupted with simple dislocations. Complex dislocations have ligamentous disruption with associated fracture of one or more of the major bony stabilizers including the radial head, coronoid, or olecranon....

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  • Call For Papers

    Please download the Call For Papers (PDF) for our 8th annual national meeting taking place next year in Montreal.

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  • Fall CSHT Newsletter

    The Fall CSHT In Hand Newsletter is now available in the Members area.

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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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  • 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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