Playing the violin during brain surgery

Essential tremor can be a career threatening affliction for musicians. Frisch is an Associate Concertmaster with the Minnesota Orchestra. Abnormal signals were being sent from his brain and he had lost control of movement in his right side which affected bow control. Deep brain stimulation surgery was undertaken at Mayo Clinic. A tiny electrode was implanted into his brain whilst he was playing the violin – as the violin bow was used to help determine where the tremor was. He can now control the condition by flicking a switch. Frisch is back playing the violin and is grateful for his ability to make music again. He says he will never take this for granted. Read the full article here.

Posted in NEWS on August 13th 2014

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.