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Welcome to the European Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy website

Welcome to our Website. This website will help you find information about our organisation and activities to promote professional Hand Therapy in Europe. There will be regular updates to the site and please do not hesitate to contact us with any ideas that you may have.

Who we are
The European Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy is a non profit organisation representing 1800 therapists all over Europe. The federation was founded in 1989 in Paris for unlimited time.

What we want
The overall purposes of the EFSHT are:

  • To increase the interest in and exchange of knowledge about Hand Therapy as such.
  • To coordinate activities among the European Societies to promote the exchange and development of knowledge.
  • To share scientific experience and research with collegues, and also with Hand Surgeons and allied professionals dealing with hand patients.
  • To expand the practice of Hand Therapy so that an increasing number of patients with hand injuries may receive hand rehabilitation.

How we achieve our goals

News
The making of....

go to the article "the making of an ECHT by Ellen de Boer 2017-05.pdf

EUROHAND 2017 REGISTRATION is OPEN

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Hand Certification in Europe - an overview (update June 2016)

Within the EFSHT many national hand therapy societies have developed their own national certification programmes aimed at recognising competence and experience in this specific practice area. In this document you can find the different certification processes arranged alphabetically by country.

EFSHT Hand Therapy Certification overview December 2016

The European Certified Hand Therapist is a higher certification process that builds on national qualifications. It aims to recognise highly qualified hand therapy specialists across Europe.

list of European Certified Hand Therapists (update January 2017)

2017 January ECHT register.pdf UPDATE!

Journal 'HandTherapy'

Journal Handtherapy, official journal of EFSHT and BAHT, now available in printing and web version. Information

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