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Society For Hand Therapy,India

Hand Therapy Certification (2nd Batch)


Society for Hand Therapy is proud to announce the Certification Examination in Hand Therapy. The purpose of the conducting certification examination is to enhance the professional standard, to ensure safety and utmost care for the hand injured patient. The aim is to bring about uniformity in the hand therapy services received by clients in our country.

Date of examination: 21st September, 2013 (Saturday)

Venue: Pune (Details will be informed to eligible candidate later)

Time: Afternoon (Details will informed to registered candidates).

Registration Begins: 27th May, 2013.

Registration Ends: 27th August, 2013.

Examination fees: Rs. 2500 (For SHT members), Rs. 3500 (For Non SHT members)

Demand draft in favor of “Soceity for Hand Therapy” payable at Mumbai.

Eligible candidate will be informed in First week of September, 2013.

The examination is open for all registered Occupational and Physical Therapist from India.

Following are details about the examination.

Type of questions: Single best resposne (Multiple choice question)

Number of Questions: 200

Total Marks: 200

Total duration: 3 hours

Passing percentage: 75

Who will set the questions:

The questions will be set by committee of experts in Hand and upper extremity rehabilitation appointed by the Society for Hand Therapy, India.

After declaration of the results, the therapist will be awarded “ISHT certified Hand Therapist”. His/ her name will be published on website. The therapists name will circulated to all the places where hand therapy services are required.


The questions asked will be based on “IFSHT Hand Therapy Practice Profile.” IFSHT is an international organisation and IFSHT stands for The International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy. For more details on IFSHT Hand Therapy Practice Profile, please visit, www.ifsht.org.

Reccomended reading:

  1. Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity (6th ed.) Mackin, E., Callahan, A.D., Skirven, T., Schneider, L.H., & Osterman, A.L. (Eds.) Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby – 2011

  2. Fundamentals of Hand Therapy, Cynthia Cooper

  3. McCarthy/ Mathez: Plastic Surgery

  4. Operative Hand Surgery (6th Ed.) Green, D.P., Hotchkiss, R.N., Pederson, W.P. (Eds.) Philadelphia: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone – 2011

  5. Netter's Orthopaedics Green, W Philadelphia: Elsevier – 2006

  6. Basic Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System (3rd Ed.) Nordin, M. & Frankel, V.H. (Eds.) Philadelphia: Lippencott Williams & Wilkins – 2001

  7. Clinical Mechanics of the Hand (3rd Ed.) Brand, P.W. & Hollister, A. St. Louis: Mosby – 1999

  8. Kinesiology of the Musculoskeletal System (2nd Edition) Neumann, D St. Louis: Mosby 2009

  9. Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace: Principles & Practice (2nd Ed.) Nordin, M. & Andersson, G.B.J. (Eds.) St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book, Inc. - 2006

  10. Principles of Biomedical Ethics (6th Ed.) Beauchamp, T.L. & Childress, J.F. New York: Oxford University Press – 2008

  11. Musculoskeletal Assessment: Joint Range of Motion and Manual Muscle Strength (2nd Ed.) Clarkson, H. & Gilewich, G. Philadelphia: Lippencott Williams & Wilkins – 2000

  12. Muscles: Testing and Function (5th Ed.) Kendall, F., McCreary, E.K. Philadelphia: Lippencott Williams & Wilkins – 2005

  13. Netter's Orthopaedic Clinical Examination: An Evidence-Based Approach (2nd Ed) Cleland J., Koppenhaver, S.Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier – 2011

  14. Orthopedic Physical Assessment (5th Ed.) Magee, D.J.St. Louis: W.B. Saunders Co. - 2007

  15. Sensitive Nervous System Butler, D. Adelaide, Australia: Noigroup Publications – 2006

  16. Evidence-Based Rehabilitation: A Guide to Practice Law, M & MacDermid, J SLACK Incorporated – 2008

  17. Physical Rehabilitation: Evidence-Based Examination, Evaluation, and Intervention Cameron, M.H. & Monroe, L.G (Eds.) Saunders Elsevier – 2007

  18. Illustrated Manual of Orthopedic Medicine (2nd Ed.) Cyraix, J., London: Butterworth-Heinemann – 1996

  19. Maitland's Peripheral Manipulation (4th Ed.) Hengeveld, E & Banks, K London: Butterworth-Heinemann – 2005

  20. Hand Function in the Child: Foundations for Remediation Henderson, A. & Pehoski, C St Louis: Mosby 2006

  21. Physical Agents in Rehabilitation: From Research to Practice (3rd Ed.) Cameron, M.H., St. Louis: W.B. Saunders Co. - 2008

  22. Modalities for Therapeutic Intervention (Contemporary Perspectives in Rehabilitation, (4th Ed.)Michlovitz, S.L., Nolan, T.P. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis – 2005

  23. Foundations of Clinical Research: Applications to Practice (3rd Ed.) Portney, L.G. & Watkins, M.P. Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall Health – 2008

  24. The Shoulder (4th Ed.) Rockwood, C. & Matsen, F.A. (Eds) Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier – 2009

  25. Shoulder Reconstruction Neer, C.A., St. Louis: W.B. Saunders Co. – 1990

  26. Splinting the Hand & Upper Extremity: Principles and Process Jacobs, M. & Austin, N. Philadelphia: Lippencott Williams & Wilkins – 2002

  27. Hand Splinting Principles and Methods (3rd Ed.) Fess, E.F. and others St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book, Inc. – 2005

  28. Diagnosis and Treatment Manual for Physicians & Therapists (4th Ed.) Cannon, N.M. (Ed.) Indianapolis: The Hand Rehabilitation Center – 2001

  29. Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation: A Practical Guide (3rd Ed.) Higgins, J.P., et al. (Eds.) St. Louis: Churchill Livingstone – 2005

  30. Therapeutic Exercise: Moving Toward Function (3nd Ed.)Hall, C.M. & Bordy, L.T. Philadelphia: Lippencott Williams & Wilkins – 2010

  31. Therapeutic Exercise: Foundations and Techniques (5th Ed.) Kisner, C. & Colby, L. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company – 2007

  32. Wound Care Essentials: Practice Principles (2nd Ed.)Baranodki, S & Ayello, E, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins – 2008

  33. Wound Management Principles and Practice (2nd Ed.) Myers, B, Prentice Hall – 2008

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  35. Daniels and Worthingham's Muscle Testing: Techniques of Manual Examination Hislop, H.J. & Montgomery, J. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier – 2007

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  37. Lister’s The Hand: Diagnosis and Indications (4th Ed.) Smith, P. St. Louis: Churchill Livingston. – 2002

  38. Muscle Pain: Understanding its Nature, Diagnosis and Treatment.Mense, S., Simons, D.G. & Russell, I.J.Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Williams – 2000

  39. Pain: Mechanisms and Management Caillet, R. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company – 1993

  40. Soft Tissue Pain and Disability (3rd Ed.) Caillet, R. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company – 1996

  41. Modern Treatment of Lymphedema Casley-Smith, J.R. Malvern, Australia: The Lymphoedema Assoc. Of Australia – 1997

  42. Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy (3rd Ed.) Malone, T.R., McPoil, T.G., & Nitz, A. J. St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book – 1997

  43. The Hand: Primary Care of Common Problems (2nd Ed.)

  44. Wound Healing: Alternatives in Management (3rd Ed.) McCulloch, J.M., Kloth, L.D. & Feeder, J.A. (Eds.) Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company – 2001


What documents I have to attach during registration?

- Your scanned certificate of registration

- Confirmation of Payment, if funds transferred online

- Online registration form

- Scanned Photo (passport size)

Please email it to indianhandtherapy@gmail.com 

When will we get examination form?

It will available on the website, https://hotc4u.tripod.com/isht

Where should we pay the fees?

One can pay the fees by Demand draft or through net banking. Demand Draft should be in favor of "Society for Hand Therapy" payable at Mumbai. 

Funds Transfer through Netbanking RTGS/NEFT facility). 

Account Number: ; 013110022586

Name of the Bank: Dena Bank; 

Branch:Juhu Vile Parle Branch; 




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