There are four membership categories in IFSHT:
Full Membership of IFSHT is not limited to independent hand therapy organisations, but is also available to hand therapists’ groups who are organised under the umbrella of a National Physical Therapy, National Occupational Therapy, or National Hand Surgeons’ organisation. Hand Therapy groups organised as a sub-group of a national society are eligible to apply for full membership of IFSHT on the condition that there is no established independent hand therapist member society in their country.
Associate Membership of IFSHT is intended for groups of therapists who are interested in developing a hand therapy society but are not yet organized as an independent hand therapy organisation nor belong to a sub-group of a National Physical Therapy, National Occupational Therapy, or National Hand Surgeons’ organisation.
Corresponding Membership is open to individual therapists (physical therapists and occupational therapists) working in a country without a group with Associate Membership or a Full Member Society, who are unable to form an organised group of regional or national therapists involved in hand therapy.
Commercial Membership is offered to companies whose business interests are related to the advancement of Hand Therapy. We appreciate their support as this helps us with many of our sponsored activities.
For more information about how to apply for membership in IFSHT and membership fees please contact the IFSHT Secretary General on secretarygeneral[at]ifsht[dot]org.
We also list, below, regional groups of hand therapy societies.