Introduction to Hand Therapy

Introduction to Hand Therapy Course - ONLINE APRIL 2021

8:00am Sunday, 18 April 2021
5:00pm Sunday, 18 April 2021
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This course is currently sold out, please complete the AHTA Course Expression of Interest Form with your contact details in case an opening becomes available. 

In light of ongoing COVID 19 travel restrictions we have made the decision to deliver the upcoming Introduction to Hand Therapy Course as an online course. 


This is an interactive course 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’.


Introduction to Hand Therapy is designed for those with less than 12 months of experience in hand therapy. 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. 

Refer to the Course Profiles page for detailed information about the course. Information on this page includes: Course type, overview, pre-requisites, assessment and learning outcomes, assessment details, statement of CPD hours and course schedule.

Registration for this course comes with a $99 credit towards NEW membership of the AHTA as either an Affiliate or Associate, depending on your status. After enrolment, please email advising that you wish to take up the credit for membership.

Registration closing date: 26th March 2021 unless sold out prior. 

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Shannon Edwick

Shannon graduated from OT in 2006 and also holds a Diploma in Health Science (Massage Therapy). She has been working as a hand therapist since graduation and has a public and private hospital background specialising in plastics and orthopaedics. Shannon has been in her current position at the Hand and Upper Limb Centre (HULC) in Perth since 2009. In this time she has presented locally and nationally on research projects including a comparison of early active motion protocols for extensor tendon injuries. Shannon also coordinated the research team at HULC and co-authored a paper in 2012 on the thumb inter-phalangeal joint sesamoid bone. Shannon has been a member of the AHTA since 2007, has served as an AHTA state representative and is delighted to now be a member of the presenting team.

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