Hand Therapy Week

Hand Therapy Week (June 1-7, 2020) is an integrated national program established by ASHT. Throughout the week, members of the hand therapy community sponsor and organize events and celebrations in an effort to raise awareness among various audiences, highlight the benefits of hand therapy and educate the public. Hand Therapy Week is held each year during the first full week of June.

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Are you preparing for Hand Therapy Week 2020? We have a comprehensive list of ideas. Be sure to share your celebrations on the ASHT Facebook page and using #HTW2020 on Twitter.

ASHT Photo Contest

Be sure to visit ASHT's Facebook page during Hand Therapy Week to vote for your favorite photos! In addition to ASHT prizes and bragging rights, the top-three images will receive an Encore Gourmet Gift Basket full of premium confections and savory fare from our sponsor, Naked Prosthetics.

This contest is open to ASHT members only. Multiple images may be submitted. Limit one prize per person. If specified basket is not available, a comparable basket will be sent. Contest submissions become property of ASHT, and may be used in future marketing materials.

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Hand Safety Videos

In 2018, ASHT released the first of our video series highlighting hand safety and injury prevention tips, focused on hand safety while gardening, and since released videos on protecting your hands while using portable electronics, desk ergonomics and kitchen/cooking safety as part of this series. 

We hope you will share this video and the others in our series with your patients, colleagues and social media followers to promote the specialty. Be on the lookout for our next video, expected to be released at the start of Hand Therapy Week 2020!

NEW: Daily Challenges

Participate in our new Hand Therapy Week daily challenges, and we'll feature you on ASHT's website and social media channels! Don't forget to tag ASHT in your posts and use #HTW2020.

  • Monday (6/1) — Community outreach initiatives
  • Tuesday (6/2) — Clinic selfie day
  • Wednesday (6/3) — Positive ways you're taking care of each other during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Thursday (6/4) — Unique tips and tricks for scar management
  • Friday (6/5) — Creative ways to use thermoplastic to improve function

Celebrate and Win!

How did you celebrate Hand Therapy Week? Send your photos, videos, links etc. of your Hand Therapy Week 2020 events/celebrations to ASHT@asht.org, and you'll be entered to win ASHT prizes, as well as a Champagne and Chocolates for Two gift basket from our sponsor, Naked Prosthetics.  

Participants and their submissions will be acknowledged on the ASHT website and social media channels. The deadline to enter is June 22, 2020.

This contest is open to ASHT members only. Multiple entries may be submitted. Limit one prize per person. If specified basket is not available, a comparable basket will be sent. Contest submissions may be used in future marketing materials.


Marketing Resources 

Choose from three flyers to use in your clinic as educational resources or distribute to your referral sources. The flyers for surgeons and primary care physicians provide space where you can add contact information for your practice via label, sticker, stamp, etc., and can be used all year round!

Flyer for Surgeons
Flyer for Primary Care Physicians
Generic Flyer

WATCH: ASHT Past President Heidi Hermann Wright discusses how you can use these flyers to promote hand therapy

Patient Education Resources

Utilize our vast library of Patient Education Resources, which provide information on common diagnoses and the role a hand therapist plays in treatment. Based on member requests, we've begun releasing Spanish translations of our most popular resources. Please check back for new resources and more translations soon!

Share Your Story

Hand therapy can change lives, and who better to share the importance and impact of hand therapy than our patients? 

During Hand Therapy Week -- and throughout the year -- encourage your outstanding patients to submit a testimonial about the impact hand therapy had on their lives. Visit our Patient Testimonials page, and access the patient and therapist webforms at the bottom of the page to submit your success stories!

Note: You will be asked to upload documentation of your patient’s consent using this form. Your story may be featured on our website or in upcoming campaigns.

Get the Word Out

Write a Press Release

Create effective Hand Therapy Week buzz in your local media by sharing your personal success, patient accomplishments and news with the public through targeted media outreach. ASHT's Marketing Toolbook will help you develop a press release and strategically contact media to announce your organization's plans to celebrate Hand Therapy Week. 

Learn more about contacting news outlets

Contact Your Local Government

Spread the word about hand therapy by writing a letter to your local Chamber of Commerce (sample) or requesting a state proclamation (sample).


Hand Therapy Week ideas

About Our Sponsor

Naked Prosthetics designs and manufactures durable, custom prosthetic devices specifically for finger loss. Our mission is to assist people with finger amputation and to positively impact their lives by providing functional, high-quality prostheses. Each finger prosthesis is designed to within millimeters of a patient’s unique amputation and hand structure.