Hand Therapist Receives Royal Recognition

March 19th, 2019 by TLOC Team

Katherine Butler is the hand therapist for The London Orthopaedic Clinic and is based at King Edward VII’s Hospital. She was presented to HRH The Prince of Wales at The Royal Society of Musicians as he opened the Society’s new building in London. Katherine is an Honorary Associate Professor at UCL and Plymouth University and is currently undertaking a PhD by publication at the University of Plymouth. The focus of these studies is task specific dystonia – a neurological condition resulting in abnormal twisting, movements or postures in the hand – and how it affects musicians. Katherine has worked in the specialist area of performing arts medicine for over 20 years and is closely associated with The Royal Society of Musicians. The Society assists with funding many musicians so they can have treatment with her, and Katherine’s work in the area of task specific dystonia is recognised internationally. She has been working in Hand Therapy since 1995 and is one of a few fully Accredited Hand Therapists (AHT) with The British Association of Hand Therapists.