American Hand Therapy Foundation

Funding clinical and scientific research and education to advance the practice of hand therapy and quality of patient care throughout the world.

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Help Expand the Impact of AHTF

Support our mission of promoting high impact clinical and fundamental upper extremity research. Your generosity makes a difference! Support your profession through a tax‑deductible gift today.

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AHTF Grants

Supporting novice or experienced researchers who are able to expand the scientific evidence, visibility, and quality of upper extremity and hand rehabilitation.

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AHTF Events

Thanks for joining us for the AHTF Silent Auction on September 15th and our Breakfast With a Scholar event on September 17th!

Stay tuned to the website for new events to be posted soon.

Upcoming Events

About The American Hand Therapy Foundation

The American Hand Therapy Foundation (AHTF) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes education and funds research to provide evidence for the treatment and prevention of diseases and injuries of the upper extremity and hand.

AHTF is a truly unique organization dedicated exclusively to advancing the practice of hand therapy by funding research and education. Our mission is to fund clinical and scientific research and education in order to advance the practice of hand therapy and quality of patient care throughout the world.

Our Vision

Our vision is for all evaluation and treatment methods in hand therapy to have well-documented, evidence based outcomes in the literature.

For over 25 years, AHTF has supported upper extremity rehabilitation research, enriching understanding of hand health recovery and improving patient functional outcomes. Funding of clinical research is integral in working with payers and governmental agencies to justify the cost of our services.

Your Support Makes a Difference!

Our organization can only succeed in our mission through contributions from a wide range of sources. We encourage all of our hand therapist colleagues to participate in our organization and welcome assistance from members of related fields as well as anyone who has an interest in furthering our research.

AHTF Recent Blog Posts and Updates

A Message From the Chairman – Greg Pitts

Hello everyone, I want to thank all of you the participated in all of the AHTF Annual events. The breakfast for the scholar was a huge success with sponsorship from with sponsorship provided by Mark Beihl, CEO of NorthCoast Medical the foundation realized profit from... read more

Virtual 5K

The “Virtual 5K Run/Walk” showed us how social media and virtual communication can allow us to show our professional pride! Over $7000 was raised for the hand therapy research grants of AHTF.

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Board Member Portal

AHTF Board Members login for here access to the Board calendar, meeting minutes and other resources.

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AHTF is proud to announce an exciting opportunity to support our mission! The North Coast Friends & Colleagues™ Affiliate Program is an e-commerce solution that earns commissions on every sale, which will benefit AHTF. Learn More

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