Professional Education

Workshops Rescheduled for 2020

Prior to lockdown we had both Basic and Advanced splinting courses booked for 2020. We have a new revised schedule designed to meet the needs of HAUL course participants and those looking to gain registration with HTNZ.

We have also re-designed the Advanced Fracture management course with Ben Cunningham.
This will now be presented on-line and is available at a new on-line price.

The new schedule is as follows:

Basic Splinting 1 day course

$175.00 Including GST

Monday 24th August 2020 AUT Auckland 8.30am – 4pm
Tuesday 25th August 2020 AUT Auckland 8.30am – 4pm

Advanced Splinting 2 day course

$350.00 Including GST

Tuesday and Wednesday 13th and 14th October AUT Auckland 2020 8.30 am – 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 5th and 6th December Wellington Public Hospital Physio Gym 8.30am – 4pm

Speaker: Alison Coyle
BSc, PGD (Acup), MHPrac (Hons) Registered Hand Therapist, MOTNZ

Advanced Fracture Management
1 day On-Line Course

$130.00 Including GST

Saturday 25th July 2020

Speaker: Ben Cunningham
MClinSci (Hand & Upper Limb) Member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association

If you already had a course booking we will be in touch to re-book you on these new dates. If you cannot attend and have already paid you can receive a full refund.

The Hand Therapy Association of California
Regrets to inform members that this conference is cancelled due to concerns around Covid 19.


Dear Members and Conference Registrants:

Due to growing concerns over managing the spread of the Coronavirus, we regret to announce that we must cancel our scheduled conference on April 2-4, 2020 - Finding the Key to Evidence Based Practice

We are following the example of other Bay Area organizations by limiting crowd exposure in an effort to maintain health and safety for all. With hopes of rescheduling, we will continue to keep you informed. Registration fee can be applied to the
rescheduled conference, or a full refund will be granted. Again, further information to follow.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We appreciate your support of our educational programs.

HTA-CA Board and Conference Committee

for more info:

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Hand and Upper Limb Therapy Paper 2020 - AUT

What is the basic idea behind the paper?

The hand is an amazingly complex and intricate instrument. As a primary means by which people manipulate things in the environment the hand and upper limb are prone to damage and injury. Function follows form. As such any underlying pathology of the hand or injury can have a major impact on a person’s ability to interact within their environment or to engage in their occupations of choice. This paper offers NZ registered physiotherapy and occupational therapy practitioners the opportunity to explore a wide range of hand and upper limb problems and to learn from expert clinicians and each other how to assess and manage some of the common hand injuries and impairments.

When will the paper run?

Due to the COVID-19 Lockdown, there have been quite a few changes to the HAULT paper this year.

The finalised changes to dates just after our first block which was delayed and run online May 7th -10th.

Here are the dates as follows

Block one (online delivery due to COVID-19) May 7th -10th

Block two August 26th -30th

Block three October 15th - 18th

In between these on site block courses you study by distance with readings, online discussion and assignment preparation.

Download the Information Sheet

Christie Oldfield is Paper Leader, for 2020 year. christie.oldfield(at)

International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand - Ezine

The IFSSH Past-President, Ulrich Mennen, is proud to bring you the IFSSH Ezine, a digital publication available to the global Hand Surgery and Hand Therapy communities free of charge. It has been established with the purpose of uniting the global hand surgery community and is intended to be a publication for IFSSH members, by IFSSH members.

To contribute to the IFSSH Ezine, please email the Editor: ezine(at)