Archive for July, 2015

Guitar playing in silk gloves?

Focal Hand Dystonia patients can often respond well to sensory tricks such as playing their instrument with a latex glove, Coban tape, lycra sleeves or splint on. Other sensory tricks can include postural or instrument adaptations or modifications whilst playing or retraining movement patterns.

This guitarist found tight silk gloves helped him return to and continue playing. If you are affected by focal had dystonia you may like to try this sensory trick and see if it assists you. Read the article here.


Posted in NEWS on July 27th 2015

The coveted prize …

How refreshing to find someone who has made their own path – Lucas Debargue is a self-taught French pianist who has wowed everyone at the Tchaikovsky Competition.

Read the full article here and watch him play a Beethoven Sonata on one of his YouTube uploads.

Posted in NEWS on July 16th 2015

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.