Occupational therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapy assistants, physiotherapy assistants and students who are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and who have an interest in the treatment of hand conditions may become members of SASHT.

Non-voting membership shall be open to other professions and companies with an interest in hand therapy.

To join SASHT, or to renew your 2018 SASHT membership, please complete the online membership form: CLICK HERE

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Hand therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb - from the shoulder to the hand. Hand therapy assists a person to regain maximum use of his or her upper limb after injury, surgery or the onset of disease.

Treatment is provided by a hand therapist, someone who is first trained as an occupational therapist or physiotherapist with a special interest and experience in the rehabilitation of hand & upper limb conditions.

Hand therapists treat with exercises and activities, apply modalities and create custom made splints to help the hand heal and protect it from additional injury.

Although the physical treatment entails treatment of the upper limb, emphasis is placed on reintegration into the work place, activities of daily living and leisure time pursuits.

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the Member Booklet v44 revised 14 Aug 2017
[re-posted 17 Aug 2017]

The updated 2018 SASHT membership booklet will be uploaded on the 1st of March 2018 after close of the 2018 membership renewal date.


2018 Events calendar:

The updated 2018 SASHT events calendar is now available. Download the events calendar from the
Events Page

Upcoming events:
SASSH Refresher Course 23-25 February 2018.
Ethics Workshop Gauteng
15 March 2018.
Radiology Workshop
Western Cape
15 March 2018

More information on the Events Page


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