Our latest publication on musicians dystonia …

Butler K, Sadnicka A, Freeman J et al. Sensory-motor rehabilitation therapy for task specific focal hand dystonia: A feasibility study. Hand Therapy 2018; 23(2):53-63. DOI:10.1177/1758998318764219

Medical treatments have limited long-term effect in task-specific dystonia (TSD). Whilst evidence supports the use of rehabilitation, no randomised controlled trials (RCT) have been undertaken. This small-scale study determined the feasibility of implementing and evaluating a mixed sensory-motor TSD rehabilitative programme.

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Posted in NEWS on July 2nd 2018

Katherine Butler in Classical Music Magazine

It was a huge privilege to be asked by Jack Liebeck to contribute to his Guest Editorial in Classical Music Magazine. The publication covered so many interesting subjects including: science and music, travelling with instruments, hand therapy and photography for musicians. Classical Music Magazine have very graciously allowed me to upload the editorial for you to read – I hope you find the articles interesting, challenging and informative.

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Posted in NEWS on June 8th 2018

Enabling music-making for the physically disabled

One handed musical instrument trust (OHMI) is a wonderful organisation that focuses on enabling people with disabilities to play musical instruments. Whether people want to play at home, in small groups or professionally music is such an important part of life. Often people with disabilities can be excluded from playing an instrument. The goal of OHMI is to enable all people the joy of making music. Their conference is coming up in September 2018 and there is a call to instrument makers to submit applications for ideas about adapting and creating musical instruments that can be used by people with all sorts of impairments. This video gives an insight into the project.

Posted in NEWS on February 2nd 2018

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

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.