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
The Friends & Colleagues™ Affiliate Program is an innovative program that supports AHTF when you refer patients to shop at our online store. North Coast Medical will donate 25% of sales from our store to AHTF.
Friends and supporters of AHTF who would like to generate alternative revenue and support AHTF can sign up to become a sub-affiliate of AHTF. You will get your own free online store that is customized for your website, and receive 20% commission on sales. North Coast Medical will donate 5% of your sales to AHTF.
AHTF Recent Blog Posts and Updates
Join us on September 21, 2018 for an interactive happy hour session with the 2018 Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Hand Therapy, Dr. Joy MacDermid. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with scholars and colleagues as the world renowned Dr. MacDermid will...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.