"I'm David (another one), I'm 16 and I've just finished my GCSE's and David was instrumental in enabling me to be able to do so.
Before I started seeing him, I was unable to type for more than 5/10 minutes without severe joint pain due to some sort of RSI, but with the help from a few sessions with David, I was able to complete over three hour (typed) exams.
David's help ranged from very helpful advice on posture, positioning and breaks to giving me a personalised routine of stretches and exercises.
Whichever aspect of this was more impactful, it resulted in the best result I could have hoped for and I have David to thank for that!"
David, London, June 2017
David is the founder and owner of City Hand Therapy Limited. He is a highly specialist occupational therapist working in the treatment of hand and upper limb injuries. With over 13 years of clinical experience he is an expert in this field.
David graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2003 and went on to gain a masters degree of Research in Clinical Practice from St Georges University of London in 2013. He has a vast and varied experience of working in the field of hand therapy, starting his career in the NHS before moving into the private sector to establish hand therapy services for a major private healthcare provider. He now works independently to provide hand and upper limb therapy across london and the UK.
He has a specialist interest in working with people who are experiencing work related upper limb disorders (RSI) to include ergonomics and workstation evaluation, and also working with people who have experienced trauma injuring ligaments, tendon and bones.
In 2012, David spent time volunteering his hand therapy expertees on a mission to Sierra Leone, Africa, where he joined a team to treat local people and to impart knowledge and skills to educate local workers. This was sponsored by ReSurge Africa and The British Society for Surgery of the Hand.
He is also an associate of a medico-legal consultancy, working as an Expert Witness preparing reports for the courts.
David has affiliations with:
The Royal College of Occupational Therapy (RCOT)
The British Association of Hand Therapist (BAHT)