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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

Jacqueline du Pré Charity Concert

The Royal Society of Musicians of Great Britain has been supporting musicians who are in need since 1738. They are an incredible organisation and I am privileged to have worked with them for many years. They are celebrating the 22nd Annual Jacqueline du Pré Charity Concert on Tuesday 28 March 2017 at 7.45pm at Wigmore Hall. Steven Isserlis and Soloists of the Kronberg Academy will be performing and it will be a wonderful evening. Tickets are available and can be booked by clicking here.

Posted in EVENTS on February 8th 2017

Oxford May Music Festival

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Oxford May Music Festival. This incredible festival presents scientific lectures and musical concerts side by side and allows exploration of the intertwined relationship of these worlds.

I am honoured to be speaking at this years festival on 28 April at 17.30 on ‘Musicians’ brains are different’. Following my lecture at 20.00 there will be a Schubert Gala performed by the Myrthen Ensemble.

For many years I have been passionate about combining my two loves: music and medicine. I believe that interactions of art and science are what makes us human and that crossing and integration of the two disciplines is essential.

The clip below gives more information on the festival – please come along for some or all of it if you can.

Posted in EVENTS on February 1st 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. It 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.