AHTF 2019 “Happy Hour with a Scholar” October 4th

7 pm – 8 pm, Friday, October 4, 2019 Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel The Magic of the Placebo:  The Role of the Placebo in Medicine, Surgery and Therapy Throughout the history of medicine the placebo has played an important role in the healing response of...

2019 Virtual 5K Run/Walk Registration For Hand Therapy Research

It’s time for our 4th 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 to support the evidence...


The New Year is as good a time to reset and refocus on priorities, be it research, self-development or teaching others. Grant moneys may be available to help you meet your goals! If one of your personal priorities is to implement a clinical or scientific research...

Happy Hour with a Scholar Event Recap

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.

Grant Application Forms For 2018 Are Now Available

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:...

AHTF Invited Scholar Lecture

AHTF was thrilled to host our 2017 invited scholar Roy Meals, MD at ASHT’s 40th annual meeting in Anaheim California.

“Get to know a hand therapy researcher”

Ever wonder who these people are? Why a hand therapist chooses an academic path? Question if partnerships with “academics” will benefit you and your clients (or if they are even connected to the clinical world)? Also wonder about the nature of his or her daily...

Virtual 5k Run/Walk for Hand Therapy Research

Registration for our Second Annual Virtual 5K Run/Walk is now open! Complete a 5K run or walk by the end of Hand Therapy Week (June 11th) to promote AHTF and hand therapy research. Participate in a walk or run at your own pace and location of your choosing. Invite your colleagues, friends and family to join in this fun and meaningful event. Minimum entry fee is $35 per participant, but we also invite you to have others “sponsor” your participation.

Introducing Our New Director of Grants – Mia Erickson

AHTF is proud to introduce our new Director of Grants - Mia Erickson I would like to say thank you to the AHTF Board for allowing me to have this opportunity to serve. I have been a hand therapist for 20 years working in private practice and higher education. I have...

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...

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.

Funded Research Update

The American Hand Therapy Foundation is proud to announce our 2016 Grant Recipients! Please send congratulations!