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Lectures, tutorials and master classes

Katherine Butler lectures in a wide variety of subjects and has been the invited speaker at many international and national conferences and workshops.  A full list of lecture topics can be emailed upon request.

Tutorials on splinting, assessing and treating many conditions of the hand and upper limb and workshops on Musicians Medicine with respect to Focal Hand Dystonia, early return to playing and assessment on and off the musical instrument can all be arranged for individuals, departments or organisations.

Katherine started an exciting new initiative in 2009 with the idea of Musicians Medicine Master Classes. The focus of the study days is preventive medicine as well as treatment and assessment techniques for musicians. Musicians are assessed in front of an audience, both on and off their instruments and relevant diagnosis, treatment techniques and home exercises were discussed. The beauty of these sessions is that many musicians, medical practitioners and allied health workers can attend the study days. They widen their knowledge of preventive measures and relevant paths to take when they themselves, a colleague or music student present with a medical condition. An exciting aspect of these study days is increasing the awareness of the need to seek appropriate relevant medical attention early, to gain a correct diagnosis and treatment plan and to reintroduce the musician to playing their musical instrument as soon as is physically possible. If conditions are treated quickly, thoroughly and appropriately then the musician can often gain a better outcome with less intervention and fewer other inconveniences such as financial and emotional strains.

Posted in EVENTS on March 30th 2010

Hello world!

This is the first post on the brand new London Hand Therapy website that was set up by the lovely people from Look Touch Feel.

We all hope you like it :-)

Posted in NEWS on

London Hand Therapy:

  • Injury prevention
  • Hand and upper limb assessment and treatment
  • Postoperative management

Hand Therapy is both an art and a rehabilitation science for the upper extremity. The injured limb is evaluated and assessed, and a variety of treatment methods are used to achieve set therapeutic goals.

Hand therapists are qualified Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists who have become skilled in treating upper limb injuries and deformities through further education, training and clinical experience.