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Health Professionals

Health Professionals

This section is for hand therapists, other health professionals or students who are interested in hand therapy as a profession or are looking for further information about The British Association of Hand Therapists itself.

About Hand Therapy

A hand therapist is a registered occupational therapist or physiotherapist who specialises in the rehabilitation of patients with conditions affecting the hands and upper limb.

A hand therapist’s high level of specialization requires advanced post-graduate education and clinical experience. This enables him or her to help patients return to a productive lifestyle following injury, disease or deformity affecting the hand.

An experienced hand therapist can evaluate and identify problems affecting the upper limbs. He or she can provide advice regarding exercise, preventative care, aids to daily living and ergonomic consultation. A hand therapist often works alongside surgeons, planning and implementing post-operative care in order to hasten patients’ recovery following surgery. 

Annual Conference



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Educational Courses

One of BAHT's aims is to facilitate learning and development for Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists treating hand and upper limb conditions. Read further


Hand Therapy is the journal of the British Association of Hand Therapists Ltd and official journal of the European Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy. Read further


BAHT is committed to supporting its members in research, through funding up to £20,000 worth of research per year and providing information, resources and support.

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Keep up to date with the BAHT E-bulletin!

BAHT members benefit from receiving all the latest information in the world of hand therapy at regular intervals throughout the year. The E-bulletin keeps you to date with new and exciting courses, innovative research and information about our annual conference.

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BAHT offers a wide variety of options to suit you. We have advertising on the BAHT website, as well as via the quarterly electronic bulletin and hand therapy journal.

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Check our current positions or contact us to advertise a job.

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