Hand Therapy Awareness Week - 5-11 June 2017


Hand Therapy Awareness Week is an integrated national program supported by the Australian Hand Therapy Association (AHTA).

Hand Therapy Awareness Week brings the benefits of the hand therapy profession to new audiences – demonstrating the advantages of prevention and treatment procedures for patients who have been affected by an accident or trauma, and educating the public.

What is Hand Therapy?

Hand Therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb - shoulder to hand. It involves evaluation and testing to assess the injured limb from which a specific treatment program can be designed. A variety of specialised treatment techniques are used to achieve these goals.  

Get involved

Are you helping people with hand, wrist, elbow or shoulder pain? Collaborate with or contact other local hand therapy services in your area. Seeing each other as supporters is a great place to start so you can work together to share your knowledge for the benefit of hand therapy in our region. 

What is a practitioner in Hand Therapy?

Registered Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists who, through further education, clinical experience and independent study have become proficient in the treatment of upper limb conditions resulting from injury, disease or deformity. Use our Service Directory to find a therapist around you.