Welcome to the Texas Society for Hand Therapy 

The Texas Society for Hand Therapy seeks to promote the field of hand therapy through education, research, and fellowship.  The members of the TSHT are occupational or physical therapists, many of whom have attained the Certified Hand Therapist designation, occupational or physical therapist assistants, students, physicians, or other professionals who are advocates of the field of hand therapy.

TSHT Mission Statement

The mission of the Texas Society for Hand Therapy is charitable, educational, and scientific as defined in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, including but not limited to the promotion of education, research, and advancement of science in the field of hand therapy.  The Corporation intends to fulfill its mission through communication, education, research, and the establishment of clinical standards.

We seek to bring hand therapists and colleagues in the medical community together, providing the opportunity to maintain highest methodologies in the clinic while creating new innovative ways to treat patients, blending evidence based science and art.  Ultimately, our goal is to provide a platform for hand therapists to maintain clinical standards and an independent status in healthcare, keeping awareness with our policy makers and advocating ethical fees for service.


  • Registration for the 2022 Annual Education Conference "Taming Tissues with Issues" is now open!  Join us April 8-10 in Round Rock, Texas.  

  • Congratulations to our 2021 Shining Star Award Recipient, Judith Cissell McAnelly and our Nancy Geers Award Recipient, Select Physical Therapy.   Thank you for your contributions to TSHT!
  • Did you know that you can support TSHT every time you shop on Amazon?  Shop through our AmazonSmile link and Amazon will donate to TSHT.