London Hand Therapy

London Hand Therapy offer first class support and advice for all upper limb injuries and conditions. 

We provide patient guided treatment and care for the whole person.

We respect patient's time and ability to manage treatment outcomes.

We facilitate home programmes to maximise healing.

London Hand Therapy:

Injury prevention
Hand and upper limb assessment and treatment
Postoperative management
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. 
Hand Therapy is both an art and a rehabilitative 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. 

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 with Dr Christopher Wynn Parry and Mr Ian Winspur 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. Katherine has written many journal articles, papers and chapter for professional books and a selection of these can be downloaded from the Publications Page on London Hand Therapy's website.
As a trained musician herself, completing her Associate Music Diploma in Flute performance in 1997, she enjoys combining her love for music and knowledge of the hand and upper limb. Katherine has invaluable insight into life and the related pressures of being a musician and lectures internationally.
The therapists from London Hand Therapy can treat a variety of conditions affecting the hand, elbow, shoulder, neck and spine. They are covered by all major insurance providers including Bupa, AXA PPP, Simply Health, Standard Life, Aviva, PruHealth, CIGNA, Groupama and WPA. If your insurance company is not listed here, don’t worry its more than likely you will be covered by your insurance company, please give us a call to discuss your requirements.

Conditions/Injuries treated:

  • Work related upper limb disorder 
  • Musicians injuries and preventative measures
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Dupuytren's disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendon injuries and transfer
  • Ganglions
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Scarrring
  • Paediatric injuries and conditions
  • Scar hypersensitivity
  • Tendonopathies
  • Wrist pain
  • Burns
  • Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (BJHS)
  • Crush injuries
  • Swelling
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Trigger finger
  • Nerve injuries
  • Congenital hand anomalies
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Sports injuries
  • Joint replacement and fusion
London Hand Therapy has three convenient locations, West End, City and Richmond and all are easily accessible by public transport.
Appointment line: 07960 750 888
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