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.
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.
21 October 2020 – SASHT Virtual Orficast Splinting Workshop sponsored by Ottobock. This workshop is now fully booked.
SASHT will be offering online workshops for the duration of 2020.
Posted 12 Oct 2020:
Members Booklet V8 12 October 2020
Posted 21 Sept 2020:
Online Splinting Workshop 21-10-2020
Posted to Events
Posted 16 Sept 2020:
MEMBER BOOKLET V7 16 September 2020 Posted to Hand Therapists
02 September 2020
Locum position required at Joburg Hand Therapy
10 September 2020
23 June 2020
EVENTS: Online course 8 July 2020
22 May 2020
MEMBER BOOKLET Version 5 as of 22 May 2020
22 APRIL 2020
MEMBER BOOKLET Version 4 as of 22 April 2020
19 MARCH 2020
Postponement of all future workshops till further notice