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Archive for May, 2014

You may be surprised by street musicians

Simplicity, beauty and music can make us stand still, stop, breath and appreciate the here and now – enjoy this clip:

Posted in NEWS on May 30th 2014

Running backwards – a sensory trick for dystonia patients

Changing the way one approaches a task can often assist people who are affected by dystonia. At London Hand Therapy we may ask patients affected by musician’s dystonia or writer’s cramp to alter the way they sit or stand to perform a specific task, or the way they hold a pen or musical instrument. These changes from the ‘normal’ way of carrying out a task may assist in ‘tricking’ the brain and enable retraining to occur.

This article discusses a postural or sensory trick with a difference. Running backwards has enable this lady to keep doing an activity that she is passionate about. The article is uploaded here for you to read and ponder.

 

Posted in NEWS on May 21st 2014

84% of musician’s experience pain whilst performing…

A survey of Australia’s 8 professional orchestras showed that 84% of the musicians had experienced pain or injury that interfered with their playing. One musician said: ‘I expected to stop playing when I wanted to, not because I had to’. This article¬†speaks about the importance of preventing injuries¬†in musicians. This is definitely the focus of London Hand Therapy.

The article is uploaded here for your interest.

Posted in NEWS on May 20th 2014

The Strad: helping double-jointed students

Katherine was asked to give an opinion on how best to teach a double-jointed violin student.

The Strad have kindly agreed that we can upload the article here.

Posted in NEWS on May 11th 2014

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.