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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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Natalie Barr Award winner biography:

Christina Jerosch-Herold Tina

Christina Jerosch-Herold qualified as an occupational therapist and subsequently specialised in hand therapy working in the UK and USA.  After completing her MSc in Rehabilitation Sciences at Southampton University she joined the University of East Anglia in Norwich in 1992, where she continues to lead clinical research in hand rehabilitation.

Christina is the recipient of two prestigious NIHR Fellowships (a Career Development Fellowship and a Senior Research Fellowship) and has been the chief investigator for several funded studies. This includes a large pragmatic, multi-centre, randomised controlled trial of the effect of night splinting after release for Dupuytren’s contracture (SCORD) funded by Action Medical Research. She currently leads a programme of research on carpal tunnel syndrome investigating prognostic factors to predict response to treatment by injection and surgery and the evaluation of sensory relearning after carpal tunnel surgery. She also supervises several doctoral degree students and continues to teach undergraduate and postgraduate students at UEA.

Since 1998 she has been the Editor-in-Chief of Hand Therapy (previously the British Journal of Hand Therapy) and regularly reviews for the Journal of Hand Surgery. From 1997 to 1999 she held the office of Chairman of the British Association of Hand Therapists.

She has published over 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals and contributed to several book chapters including ‘Rehabilitation after Nerve Surgery’ in  L Dahlin (ed) Current Treatment of Nerve Injuries and Disorders published in 2013 by FESSH and ‘Dupuytren’s Disease and related hyperproliferative disorders’ published in 2012 by Springer Verlag.

Christina has made a significant contribution to the knowledge of hand therapists and surgeons on a wide range of topics including evidence-based practice, assessment and treatment of peripheral nerve injuries and outcome measures. She teaches on the BSSH Instructional course in Manchester, the Masters in Hand Rehabilitation at Lund University in Sweden and has served as external examiner for the Masters in Hand Therapy at the University of Derby.  As an invited speaker she has supported several congresses of the European and International Federations for hand surgery and therapy and delivered bespoke training courses to hand therapists in the UK, Ireland and Switzerland.

Her unique contribution to hand therapy research was recognised in 2010 with the Natalie Barr Award. She is the 6th recipient to have received this award.