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NEW COURSE: 13th Southampton Hand Course - 'Hand Emergencies'

Login to the members area to download our AGM Minutes 2017 

Have your say in the future of physiotherpy - Physiotherapy Priority Setting Partnership: Final Workshop

More exciting BAHT Level I & II Validated Courses added - view details

iSARAH, RA Hand Exercise Training, free online course for Physios and OTs

View details of the next Midlands Regional Group meeting in Nottinham




Postoperative Hand Therapy Practice Patterns Following Trapeziectomy - Please·take part in this student survey - deadline·22/12/2017

Starting out in Research - 2 short courses on Getting Started



The Centre for Evidence Based Hand Surgery (Nottingham) have recently launched the HandSRev database. This is a listing of systematic reviews relevant to hand surgery (and hand therapy). An excellent resource and great place to start when looking for the latest evidence...

Useful document with staffing recommendations in hand therapy: Hand surgery in the UK: Manpower, resources, standards and training (BSSH 2007)

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Hand Therapy Education

One of BAHT's aims is to facilitate learning and development for Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists treating hand and upper limb conditions.  The Education Sub-Committee (ESC) was formed to promote and co-ordinate a structured process of post graduate hand therapy education for therapists specialising in this field.

This process allows therapists to gain points at Level I (Introductory), Level II (Intermediate) and Level III (Advanced).  Once sufficient points have been acheived therapists with appropriate overall experience can then apply to the ESC be be recognised as a BAHT 'Accredited Hand Therapist' (AHT).

Whether you are working towards becoming an AHT, or merely looking to enhance your continuing professional development these pages should help you find further information to assist.  If you have any other queries feel free to contact the ESC via the BAHT secretary on and we will be happy to guide you further.