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Specialist Clinic for Musicians opens in London’s Harley Street

The private practice will treat medical conditions arising from music performance

The private practice will treat medical conditions arising from music performance

The opening has been announced of a new London clinic specialising in injuries suffered by musicians. The London Musicians’ Clinic is part of the private BMI Healthcare Harley Street practice. It will specialise in hand and upper limb injuries related to musical performance. Treatment will be available to musicians of all levels, but the clinic plans to focus primarily on problems suffered by professional musicians, whose careers could be affected by medical problems arising from their work.

Among the conditions the clinic expects to treat are shoulder and neck problems experienced by violinists, nerve compression issues in the fingers of flautists, and repetitive strain injuries.

The London Musicians’ Clinic will be headed by Dr John White, an orthopaedic surgeon with a background in music. Before turning to medicine, Dr White was a professional percussionist, and played in many orchestras in his native Australia, as well as teaching percussion at the Elder Conservatorium of Music at Adelaide University.

He has since put his medical skills to the service of fellow musicians, including violinist Jack Liebeck, a former patient who has enthusiastically endorsed the new venture.

For more information on the London Musicians’ Clinic, please visit: www.musicians-orthopaedics.co.uk

by gavindixon.