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 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.
Affiliate Program Supports AHTF
American Hand Therapy Foundation is proud to offer a new and exciting opportunity to support our mission of funding clinical and scientific research and education to advance the practice of hand therapy worldwide. The North Coast Medical Friends & Colleagues™ Affiliate Program offers this opportunity. This innovative program allows friends & supporters of AHTF to refer their clients directly to the AHTF website store to obtain the products, equipment and supplies recommended by their Hand Therapist. When sales occur on the AHTF website, North Coast will donate 25% of those sales to AHTF. North Coast handles all ordering logistics and customer support.
AHTF Recent Blog Posts and Updates
On Friday, September 21st the American Hand Therapy Foundation (AHTF) honored Joy MacDermid, BScPT, MSc, PhD as their 2018 Scholar. A record number of hand therapists and sponsor guests attended the event which was held during the ASHT Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas.read more
It's time for our 3rd Annual Run / Walk for Research! The American Hand Therapy Foundation is the ONLY organization solely dedicated to supporting hand therapy research and education by funding grants. Please join us in this fun event or donate...read more
AHTF 2018 grant application forms are now available. We are extremely pleased to announce substantial increases for most of our 2018 grants. We look forward to receiving your applications. The American Hand Therapy Foundation (AHTF) has the following grants available:...read more
Board Member Portal
AHTF Board Members login for here access to the Board calendar, meeting minutes and other resources.