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Assisting Music Students in need

As we work in partnership with BAPAM, Catherine was able to benefit from the help of one of the UK’s leading hand therapists, Katherine Butler, who specialises in work with musicians. Her approach is holistic and where possible, she assesses musicians with their instruments, as often the cause of the problem only then becomes apparent. Catherine had regular physiotherapy and was back on the concert stage within six months.

Catherine is also a recipient of a Postgraduate Performance Award. Financial support with study fees enabled her to study at the Royal College of Music and her career is really beginning to take off. She works with many orchestras and chamber music groups. These include Camerata Ireland, London Irish Symphony Orchestra, Charities Philharmonia, Wind Quintet Etesian Winds and Flute and Guitar Duo, Alma Nueva.

“ Without your help I simply would not have been able to afford my treatment or my course and I would have missed out on so much valuable teaching that I received whilst at the RCM.”

Catherine also has a keen interest in Music Outreach, as she has been on the Live Music Now (LMN) Scheme since 2005. LMN are supported by the Musicians Benevolent Fund and their concerts reach many of our older beneficiaries.

Read the full article here.

Posted in NEWS on May 25th 2010

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.