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Katherine Butler has been the author or co-author of all the articles listed below and the speaker at the presentations.

The publications are grouped for ease of reading, and can be downloaded and printed as the reader desires.


Lectures

LHT Rocks – Live masterclass with Matt Oliver

In this Masterclass we discuss how to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate musicians. Matt Oliver, drummer from JettBlack, is interviewed before a live audience at the Bowskill Clinic, London, 26th March 2013.

Katherine speaks about assessing and treating tendinopathies

Katherine was invited to present at the education evening for London Orthopaedic Clinic on 27 February 2013.

Katherine speaks about how to treat musicians affected by focal hand dystonia.

At the Performing Arts Medicine Ireland Conference Musicians Health 2012 – Keeping the Show on the Road held in Galway, Katherine spoke about how to treat musicians affected by focal hand dystonia.

Ms Katherine Butler Hand Therapist on Rehabiliation of Focal Dystonia from Ronan Kavanagh on Vimeo.

Panel Discussion on The Musicians Hand from Ronan Kavanagh on Vimeo.


Publications

Performing Arts Medicine

Ask the Experts: helping double-jointed students
The Strad, May 2014.

Preventing injuries in guitarists – part 4
Acoustic Magazine, November 2011.

Preventing injuries in guitarists – part 3
Acoustic Magazine, October 2011.

Preventing injuries in guitarists – part 2
Acoustic Magazine, April 2011.

Assessment and treatment principles for the upper extremities of instrumental musicians
Rehabilition of the Hand and Upper Extremity, 2011.

Preventing injuries in guitarists – part 1
Acoustic Magazine, February 2011.

Injury prevention for musicians
Royal Society of Musicians Feature Article, February 2010.

Leading orthopaedic practice adds another “string to its bow”
London Orthopaedic Clinic press release, January 2010.

Retrospective case review of time taken for 130 professional musicians to fully return to playing their instruments following hand surgery
Hand Therapy, 2009.

Musicians’ return to playing instruments following hand surgery
Hand Therapy, 2009.

Restoring wrist rotation in injured pianists and violinists
Medical Problems of Performing Artists, 2009.

Care and Welfare Case studies
Musicians Benevolent Fund Annual Review, 2009.

Road to Recovery
The Key – In Focus, Musicians Benevolant Fund, 2008.

Musicians and Hand Therapy
Incorporated Society of Musicians Music Journal, September, 2005.

Task specific dystonia

Task-specific dystonia: pathophysiology and management
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 2016

Task-specific dystonia: pathophysiology and management
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 2016

Focal Hand Dystonia Affecting Musicians
Neurology of Music, 2010

Regaining motor control in musician’s dystonia by restoring sensorimotor organisation
The Journal of Neuroscience, 2009.

Sensorimotor reorganisation by proprioceptive training in musician dystonia and writer’s cramp
Neurology, 2008

Focal Hand Dsytonia affecting musicians. Part 1: An Overview of Epidemiology, pathophysiology and medical treatments
The British Journal of Hand Therapy, 2006.

Focal Hand Dystonia affecting musicians. Part 2: An overview of current rehabilitative treatment techniques
The British Journal of Hand Therapy, 2006.

Pathophysiological differences between musician’s dystonia and writer’s cramp
Brain, 2005.

Hand Therapy 

Physiotherapy and occupational therapy in the hypermobile adult
Hypermobility, Fibromylagia and Chronic Pain, 2010

Regional complications in joint hypermobility syndrome – the hand
Hypermobility, Fibromylagia and Chronic Pain, 2010

Tendonopathies of the Hand and Wrist
AOCP, 2007

A Functional Thumb Metacarpal Extension Blocking Splint
Journal of Hand Therapy, 2005.



				

				

		

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.