Archive for July, 2019

Compression grips for pianists – do they help or harm?

Katherine Butler assesses the effectiveness of compression grips for pianists – do they help or harm?

The focus of performing arts medicine/is performance enhancement through injury prevention. It is essential that musicians warm up and cool down before and after playing, keep their instrument well maintained, develop healthy practice habits and live a balanced lifestyle. An alarming number of musicians suffer from various forms of inflammation and injury. According to recent reports, between 26 and 77 percent of all pianists suffer injury and inflammation related to playing at some point in their lives.

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This article appeared in the May 2019 issue of International Piano ( Reproduced with kind permission.

Posted in NEWS on July 19th 2019

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.