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 over 4200 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


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Scandinavian Congress 2024 - Copenhagen, Denmark

SSSH 2024

Scandinavian Congress - 21-23 August, Copenhagen DANMARK

"On the behalf of the board of the Danish Hand Therapy Society I would like to inform you about the Scandinavian congress 2024 will be held in Copenhagen in August 2024.
The program consists of exiting sessions where the surgical and therapeutic perspective will be presented. On our website www.sssh2024.dk you can stay updated."

European Congress- FESSH 2024 - June 26th-29th Rotterdam, THE NETHERLANDS (1 day therapist program)  

European Congress- FESSH 2024 - June 26th-29th Rotterdam, THE NETHERLANDS

The Rotterdam Congress is just around the corner! We are eagerly looking forward to your participation in this exciting event, and we can't wait to come together to make this congress truly unforgettable.

Although this year is not officially a combined conference, there will be four sessions organized by EFSHT specifically for therapists. These special sessions will take place on Saturday, June 29th, from 8:00 AM to 12.00pm.

For more information about the FESSH Congress and to register, please visit the congress website. https://fessh2024.com/.

EFSHT-FESSH congress Rimini Italy 2023

Combined FESSH-EFSHT congress
More information look at: https://fessh2023.com