Who We Are

The American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) is a professional organization comprising licensed occupational and physical therapists who specialize in the treatment and rehabilitation of the upper extremity. 


ASHT is the only association dedicated to meeting the needs of hand and upper extremity therapy professionals. ASHT offers a wide range of membership levels and benefits to occupational and physical therapists, advanced practice practitioners, surgeons, researchers and administrators. 


Professional educational programming is a core component of ASHT’s mission. ASHT provides year-round learning opportunities through live meetings, webinars and publications. Continuing education activities offered by ASHT undergo a stringent qualification process to ensure evidence-informed practice. ASHT offers CEUs that are recognized by the American Occupational Therapy Association, the Board of Certification, Inc. for Athletic Trainers, the Hand Therapy Certification Commission and state licensure boards. 

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