The Australian Hand Therapy Association is the national peak body for hand therapy in Australia. Hand Therapists are Allied Health professionals, university trained as Physiotherapists or Occupational Therapists who, through further education, clinical experience and independent study have become proficient in the treatment of upper limb conditions resulting from injury, disease or deformity.

The Australian Hand Therapy Association is a not-for-profit Association subject to the Incorporation Associations Act QLD and ASIC.  The AHTA operates under a Constitution (Own Rules).

The AHTA’s vision is for wide recognition of Hand Therapy as an area of specialty practice.

The AHTA’s mission is to advance the hand therapy profession to improve outcomes for patients and the community.

The AHTA’s Strategic Plan 2020 – 2023 provides information on our goals and objectives.

Please view or download a copy of the Annual Report 2019.

Previous Annual Reports are also available here.