ASHT is currently working on position statements and standards to spread the society's view on matters important to therapists and their patients. Five official position statements are currently available for download:
- ASHT Health Care Position Paper (PDF)
- Position Statement on the Use of Therapy Care Extendors in Hand Therapy (PDF)
- Position Statement on the Use of Orthotics in Hand Therapy (PDF)
- Hand Therapists Scope of Practice Paper (PDF)
- Position Statement on the Use of Physical Agents/Modalities in Hand Therapy (PDF)
- Evidence-Based Practice Position Paper (PDF)
- Direct Access Position Paper (PDF)
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ASHT Process for Drafting Official Documents
If you are interested in ASHT's process for drafting positions, please refer to the ASHT Manual For Developing Position Statements, Standards and Guidelines. (PDF)
If you have a suggestion for a new position statement, please e-mail ASHT.