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BMI The Garden Hospital in Hendon launches clinic for musicians
A Hendon hospital has, today, announced the launch of a new Musicians’ Clinic.
BMI The Garden Hospital, in Sunny Gardens Road, has opened the clinic to provide specialist treatment for injured musicians.
The clinic, which was set up by consultant orthopedic hand and upper-limb surgeon, Dr John White, will specialize in treating hand and upper limb injuries.
Dr White said: “Anyone who plays a musical instrument can potentially suffer musculoskeletal problems, anything from fractures to overuse.
“For amateurs this can be an inconvenience. For the professional who relies on the ability to play to make a living, injury can be devastating or at worst career ending.
“Having been a musician myself, I am all too aware of the mechanics and various types of playing that can aggravate existing or new problems, cause pain, numbness, weakness or even lack of control.
“Understanding the importance a musician places in their hands allows me to understand what treatments are best for them.
“For many professional musicians their ability to play is both a career and a passion.
“Allowing them to recover quickly and keep a full range of motion is vitally important.”