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Hand and Upper Limb Therapy Paper 2018 - AUT

What is the basic idea behind the paper?

The hand is an amazingly complex and intricate instrument. As a primary means by which people manipulate things in the environment the hand and upper limb are prone to damage and injury. Function follows form. As such any underlying pathology of the hand or injury can have a major impact on a person’s ability to interact within their environment or to engage in their occupations of choice. This paper offers physiotherapy and occupational therapy practitioners the opportunity to explore a wide range of hand and upper limb problems and to learn from expert clinicians and each other how to assess and manage some of the common hand injuries and impairments.

When will the paper run?

The paper is a full year enrollment and runs through semesters one and two. In 2018 this begins on the 5th March. There are three on-campus weekends when you will need to come to Auckland. Dates for 2018 are 19-21st April, 4-8th July, and 27-30th September. In between these on-site block courses you study extra-murally with readings, online discussion and assignment preparation.

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NZ Society for Surgery of the Hand 2018

Location: Hilton Queenstown

Date: 23 - 25 July 2018 (Monday - Wednesday after the school holidays)


Melbourne Hand Rehab - Wrist Assessment & Management of the Wrist Course

6-7th April 2018.

Auckland NZ. Click here for more info/ registration

Australian Hand Therapy Conference,

Reaching for the future: Innovation and technology in hand therapy practice

Join us in Melbourne from the 19th - 21st October 2018, to learn, be inspired, network with colleagues and enjoy everything Melbourne has to offer.

AHTA conference 2018.

Melbourne Hand Rehab - Wrist assessment course.

ATTHERAPY - Workshop Series

We are happy to announce our initial workshops for 2018.

Our basic and advanced workshops will run as usual alongside the HAUL

programme. These workshops are open to everyone and you do not need to

be enrolled in the programme to take part.

The “Taste of Splinting” is designed for junior therapists working in

hospitals who would like to learn more about splinting and perhaps

become hand therapists of the future.

There will also be a Neuro Splinting 2 day weekend course. The date is

to be confirmed. Further workshops are also planned and will be

confirmed in the New Year.



At Therapy

Contact: sharon(at) for more details.

International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand - Ezine

The IFSSH Past-President, Ulrich Mennen, is proud to bring you the IFSSH Ezine, a digital publication available to the global Hand Surgery and Hand Therapy communities free of charge. It has been established with the purpose of uniting the global hand surgery community and is intended to be a publication for IFSSH members, by IFSSH members.

To contribute to the IFSSH Ezine, please email the Editor: ezine(at)

Save the Date

11th IFSHT Triennial Congress May 20-24, 2019 Berlin, Germany

IFSHT welcomes a new corresponding member country:


There are now 50 countries represented within IFSHT!