Hand in Hand with Ukraine

Developing hand therapy skills and knowledge in a war zone

This website has been built for Ukrainian healthcare professionals working with patients with conditions affecting the hand, wrist and forearm.  The information you will find is suitable for surgeons, doctors of physical rehabilitation, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and nurses.

To get full access to the information, please create yourself as a user.  We will review your application and approve it once we are sure you are a healthcare professional in Ukraine.

Please let us know if there are other topics or more information needed on hihwu2022@gmail.com

Slava Ukraini – from Nicola and the wider international team

Scroll below to find the topics and click into each one to find protocols / care pathways, patient information sheets, key literature, lectures, webinars and other resources which we think will be useful for you.

Why is this project important?

Ukrainian hospitals are managing thousands of extensive hand injuries sustained during the war which started in February 2022.  There are no specialist therapists in Ukraine to help maximise outcome for these victims.  This initiative provides knowledge, skills and support for the therapists of Ukraine.  The ultimate aim is to maximise outcomes for those victims of war affected by hand injuries and build professional knowledge for the healthcare professionals on the ground.


Latest News

Course in Kyiv

Nathan Short and Nicola Goldsmith delivered a course on hand assessment and rehabilitation to 43 healthcare professionals in Kyiv in May 2024.  This was a collaboration between Hand in Hand with Ukraine, The World Health Organisation and the American Hand Therapy Foundation.

Website is launched

Our website is built.  This enables all healthcare professionals in Ukraine to access the back library of webinars and associated presentations and documents.  Sign up and join us

The webinars launch in August 2022

The organising team were delighted to welcome over 30 people on each of the first two webinars in August 2022


Please register yourself on this website if you are a healthcare professional in Ukraine or treating Ukrainian refugees in your facility. Once we have approved your registration, you will have access to all the past webinars. We will also be able to send occasional newsletters informing you of our activities. We look forward to meeting you online.

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