Membership

ASHT is the only association dedicated to meeting the needs of hand and upper extremity therapy professionals. ASHT offers a wide range of membership levels to occupational and physical therapists, advanced practice practitioners, surgeons, researchers and administrators. (View Membership Categories, or download a membership form.)

As a member, you will have access to valuable member benefits, including a subscription to the Journal of Hand Therapy, discounted continuing education opportunities and Annual Meeting registration, a listing in our Find a Therapist directory, access to an active community of experienced hand therapists from whom you can solicit advice and ideas and more. (View Member Benefits.)

Don't miss out on these member benefits. Join ASHT or renew your dues today!

ASHT’s "WHY"

To be a leading influence in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation, driving advances and excellence through science, advocacy and wellness. 

Why Join Us

Education
Stay up to date and informed. Enjoy discounted access to a vast list of educational opportunities including the Annual Meeting, webinars, coursese-Community, Journal Club and mentoring program.

Advocacy
Ensure your profession stays strong and relevant. Keep informed on current legislation and take action through our user-friendly Legislative Action Center.

Community
Be part of a diverse and inclusive organization of more than 3,500 therapists, dedicated to the specialization of hand and upper extremity rehabilitation.

Leadership
ASHT offers a variety of opportunities to help build the next generation by working closely with leaders in the field to develop mentoring and leadership skills beyond the clinic.

Outreach
Be part of a society that advocates for positive change, promotes public awareness and improves the human experience through philanthropy and compassion.

Networking
Meet new therapists from around the world and stay connected easily through our virtual forums and in-person events. Seek new career and volunteer opportunities.

Volunteering
Give back to your profession and help to insure its future! Take advantage of our wide variety of volunteer opportunities.

Research
Support an organization that promotes research, evidence-based practice and cutting-edge publications.

Enjoyment
Have fun while learning, meeting new and old friends, volunteering and attending events. ASHT strives to be a member-driven and fulfilling organization.