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Performance Stress

Every one responds to stress in different ways. Performers can enter a different physical and sometimes psychological state when playing. No matter how skilled the performer some physical signs will be experienced and indeed a heightened state of awareness can make a performance more powerful. However, due to the extreme demands and delicate movements that are required of a musician, anxiety can lead to panic, concentration and memory lapses and more stress. Aaron Williamon from the Royal College of Music has developed a virtual concert hall to help aspiring soloists develop the necessary resilience. Whilst this may assist in managing the nerves of course there needs to be a drive for performers to want to walk out onto the stage and ‘fly’ because of the other hard work they have put in – both emotionally and physically.

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Posted in NEWS on September 10th 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.