Introduction to Hand Therapy

Introduction to Hand Therapy Course - BRISBANE and ONLINE JUNE 2021

8:00am Saturday, 5 June 2021
5:00pm Saturday, 5 June 2021
AHTA Courses
Cliftons Brisbane
24/288 Edward Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000

This course is sold out, the next scheduled Introduction to Hand Therapy course is September 18th 2021. You can view the details and register for this course HERE

We are now offering the Assessment and Treatment of the Wrist with the option to attend face to face or as an online participant.

Introduction to Hand Therapy is a one-day course designed for those with less than 12 months of experience in hand therapy. This is an interactive day of learning with hands-on practice of basic assessment and treatment techniques, in addition to a review of upper limb anatomy.  Rather than provide treatment protocols, this course will assist therapists to understand the WHY of each protocol and use their clinical reasoning skills, in addition to the ‘recipe’.

You may:

  • have just started out in hand therapy
  • be preparing for your impending rotation into hands
  • be looking to acquire the skills required for an entry-level position in private practice
  • be a university student looking to bridge the gap between study and work.
  • This course is the first in your journey toward becoming an AHT and is followed by the Fundamentals of Hand Therapy Course. 

At the completion of this course, therapists will:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of upper limb anatomy
  • Complete an initial assessment including history taking and physical/clinical assessment
  • Apply clinical reasoning to plan a treatment approach
  • Identify the principles and purpose of splinting and appraise orthoses fabrication and relevance to treatment
  • Understand limits and extent of Hand Therapy and when a referral is appropriate. 


5 June 20210830 - 1700Course Content 
10 June 20211800 - 1830Online Exam 

For further information, please view the course schedule.


This course is aimed at students, new graduates, or experienced therapists aiming to learn a new skill set.  No experience or knowledge of hand therapy is required. This course is a recommended prerequisite to our Fundamentals of Hand Therapy course.


There will be an exam held ONLINE 7 - 10 days post course.

Professional Development Credit

This is a certificate workshop, so participants are encouraged to undertake the assessment that will allow them to claim 9 CPD hours for attendance at a one day course, with successful completion of the examination. Participants not wishing to undertake assessment may claim 7 hours credit for attendance at a one day course. 

Course and Booking Enquiries

To book your place, please ensure you are signed in or create an account and then click "Purchase Event" below. 

Registration for this course comes with a $99 credit towards membership of the AHTA as either an Affiliate (Student) or Associate, depending on your status. To receive this credit, please email relevant details to for further advice once you have registered for this course.

Registration Closing Date: 21 May 2021 (or until fully booked)

To ensure appropriate catering, please note any dietary requirements when completing the online registration form. Please note that not all requirements can be catered for at all venues.

Please read the Education Cancellation Policy prior to booking this course. This course may still be subject to social distancing requirements and as such numbers are limited. It may be necessary to change venue, course dates or location so please ensure you book travel insurance or hold off on flights and accommodation until closer to the course.

Please contact  to register your interest in this course or for any other inquiries.

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By registering for this course you agree that during the course, any contributions verbally or in writing which you make in regards to improving, altering or amending the content of the course, may be used by the AHTA in subsequent courses and will become the intellectual property of AHTA.

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