Specialist treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of musicians’ hand and upper limb injuries. Katherine’s 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.
Roz Neale is a senior hand therapist and physiotherapist who sees many musicians and creative professionals with hand and upper limb conditions including pain, fractures, soft tissue injuries, nerve problems, posture related pain, focal dystonia, tendonitis, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, hypersensitivity. Physiotherapy practice includes: managing musculoskeletal problems, occupational health advice, sports massage, and acupuncture. Experienced working as part of a multidisciplinary team including orthopaedic hand and upper limb surgeons and other clinicians.
Remote virtual consultations for patients or face to face appointments are available at her private practice in Croxley Green, Hertfordshire. Roz also provides NHS care at Northwick Park Hospital (Hands and Orthopaedics).