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Katherine is registered with Health Professionals Council and a member of British Association of Hand Therapy.

Katherine Butler – Clinical Specialist in Hand Therapy

Katherine Butler is a Clinical Specialist in Hand Therapy. She established ‘London Hand Therapy’ in 2006 with the aim of providing first class private assessment and treatment of all hand and upper limb conditions. Katherine has been working in the specialist area of Hand Therapy since 1995 and is one of a few fully Accredited Hand Therapists (AHT) with The British Association of Hand Therapists. As a recipient of the highly prestigious Queen’s Trust Award Australia in 1998 she came to London to study and work in the area of performing arts medicine.

Her clinical experience has focused on plastic and orthopaedic surgery patients with hand and upper limb injuries, burns, and rheumatological conditions. She has lectured and published widely, established two hand therapy units, worked as a research therapist and is currently performing doctoral research in the area of Focal Hand Dystonia affecting musicians.

Having completed her Associate Music Diploma in Flute performance in 1997, Katherine enjoys combining her love for music and knowledge of the hand and upper limb. She has invaluable insight into life and the related pressures of being a musician.

You can read more about Katherine Butler in her CV.

Katherine has written many journal articles, papers and chapters for professional books and a selection of these can be downloaded from the Publications Page of this website.


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.