The Accredited Hand Therapist (AHT) credential is a program that has been developed by the Australian Hand Therapy Association and is awarded by the Australian Hand Therapy Association Credentialing Council. It provides a pathway towards the establishment and maintenance of high standards of hand therapy practice in Australia. 

An Accredited Hand Therapist:

  • is an AHPRA* registered Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist

  • has demonstrated an advanced level of competence in hand therapy

  • has undertaken has undertaken over 300 hours of  advanced upper limb education and assessment;  a one-year mentorship; and has a minimum of 3600 hours in hand therapy clinical practice

  • has been assessed as qualified and competent to provide safe, evidence-based diagnosis, advice and treatment.

*Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

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