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 click here to download and complete the 2017 membership form - to be submitted by email to


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.


SASHT International Speakers Workshop

Focal Dystonia & Motor Control Issues in the Upper Limb
Workshop advert: Click to download
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SASHT Gauteng Interpreting x-rays, Ultrasound & MRIs

27 May 2017 Wits Education Campus Parktown.
Workshop advert: X-ray course advert.docx
Workshop programme: X-ray course programe.docx
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SASHT Western Cape Upper Limb Assessment Course

26 & 27 May 2017 at the Durbanville Medicinic.
Workshop advert: Upper Limb.docx
Provisional programme: Upper Limb Assessment
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