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Music saves lives in Brazil.

Music is literally saving amazing Brazilian children in the favelas from the drug cartels. This article tells of the inspirational work that MusicalOrbit are involved in – climbing out of hell.

Posted in NEWS on November 2nd 2017

Music and the inner self

James is wonderful! I think you might like this short lecture – he has a hugely interesting brain and his thought patterns are honest and gritty. He says Bach is the proof that there is a God and that we need to take time to be still, absorb music and to continue teaching music and the art of listening in schools.

Posted in NEWS on May 7th 2017

London Hand Therapy has moved to The London Orthopaedic Clinic

I am very excited to announce that London Hand Therapy has moved to The London Orthopaedic Clinic, 79 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 9RY.

This clinic has many excellent specialists including three brilliant hand surgeons, pain specialists, foot surgeons, podiatry and radiology facilities.

I have been welcomed so warmly and look forward to working more with the team members there.

Posted in NEWS on February 21st 2017

Composition, harmony, emotions and poetry …

Alisdair Hogarth interviews fellow pianist Stephen Hough and provides a fascinating insight into composition, harmony, improvisation, poetry, emotions, inspiration and tonality. Listen here …

Posted in NEWS on December 6th 2016

Stephen Hough and Danny Boy …

It was with pride that I went to Wigmore Hall in October and heard my wonderful patient Alisdair Hogarth, pianist and artistic director of The Prince Consort in full flight. The group has a fruitful collaboration with pianist Stephen Hough and the concert programme was of Hough’s stunning, deep, soul searching and sometimes hilarious compositions for voice and piano. The encore was a charming, reflective and beautiful arrangement of an old favourite – Danny Boy – which was a breath taking finish to a night that will live in my heart and mind forever. Float away and listen here …

Posted in NEWS on November 24th 2016

Chicago Symphony oboist overcomes task specific dystonia

This article and interview is an interesting insight into how a musician can adapt their technique and instrument and through a lot of hard work and much frustration can rehabilitate from the mysterious condition of musicians’ dystonia. You can read the full article and listen to the interview by clicking here.┬áIt is imperative that we listen to what others have found helps them but that we also realise that we are all individuals. There is a wide variety of ideas as to why people develop this condition and treatments that can be used to manage, rehabilitate, treat and assist individuals in returning to performance and an individualised treatment programme is required for everyone.

Posted in NEWS on August 25th 2016

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.