Nicola Goldsmith

Nicola Goldsmith
MSc Dip COT SROT

Nicola is a highly specialised hand therapist with clinical, managerial and business development experience.  Currently she is loving juggling several jobs including at GripAble, Miriam May OT and NES.  GripAble is giving the opportunity to ensure the therapist and patient needs are at the core of development of GripAble as it launches into the market.  Working privately, enables Nicola to keep her clinical skills going and provides a wide variety of hand therapy challenges including trauma and acquired conditions.

2000-Current

PARTNER AND TEACHER

NES Hand Therapy Training

2019-Current

CLINICAL DIRECTOR, GRIPABLE

Working to develop and introduce a new instrument for assessment and treatment of the hand for use in hand therapy, paediatrics and neurology.  http://www.gripable.co

2019-Current

CLINICAL SPECIALIST HAND THERAPIST,

MIRIAM MAY OT

Providing personalised treatment for clients in the North London area.  http://www.mayot.co.uk

2010-2019

UPPER LIMB SERVICES MANAGER

BMI Healthcare

Strategic development of upper limb services and clinical leadership building 34 hand clinics around the UK

1995-2009

LONDON HAND AND WRIST UNIT

HCA (Wellington Hospital)

Set up first private hand unit in London

1991-1995

SENIOR OT (HAND THERAPY)

Mount Vernon Hospital, London Burns, Plastics and Rheumatology

1989-1991

BASIC GRADE OT

Royal Hospital and Home, Putney (Neurology)

1993-1995

MSC RESEARCH METHODS FOR REMEDIAL THERAPISTS, DISTINCTION

Kings College, London

1986-1989

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

London School of Occupational Therapy

PROEFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Royal College of Occupational Therapists
  • Health and Care Professionals Council
  • British Association of Hand Therapists
  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand
2019-Current

PRESIDENT, IFSHT (International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy)

 

2013-2019

INFORMATION OFFICER then PRESIDENT ELECT, EXCO, IFSHT

1995 - 2004

BAHT (British Association of Hand Therapists) EDUCATION SUB COMMITTEE

Committee member then Chair

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • BAHT Validated courses since 1994
  • Bespoke courses / Masterclasses in UK, Ireland, Denmark, Portugal, South Africa, Qatar and Saudi Arabia

Presentations include:

  • IFSHT Berlin 2019, Scandinavian Hand Surgeons and Hand Therapists, Tallinn 2019
  • UK Primary Care and Public Health Conference – Splinting the rheumatoid hand, 2015
  • Federation of the European Societies for Surgery of the Hand and Hand Therapy Congress, Lausanne, 2008.  Speaker “Overview of treatments for finger stiffness” and round table discussion
  • Lectures and workshops: IPRS: Use of PrimusRS for assessment & treatment of upper limb disorders 2007, 2008
  • Society of Medicine, GP section, Annual Study Week 2007.  Lecture: “Common conditions of the Hand and Wrist” and Workshop: “Practical tips for G.P.s managing hand problems”
  • Royal Society of Medicine, Occupational Medicine section, Annual Study Week 2007  Lecture: “Treatment of Work Related Upper Limb Disorders”
  • International Federation of Societies of Hand Therapy, Edinburgh, 2004  Presentation “Hand Therapy Post Graduate Education, the British Experience”

Publications include:

  • Plonczak AM et al (2018) Hand Therapist Led FOllow-up for Paediatric Hand Trauma – a Restrospective Study of 139 Closed Hand Injuries. Ortopedia Traumatologia Rehabilitacja 6(6); Vol 19. 531-536
  • Goldsmith N, (2011) Dupuytren’s Disease – Finally a new way forwards?.  National Association of Primary Care Review Autumn/Winter 2011/12: 36-37
  • Goldsmith N, Juzl E, (1998) Inter-rater reliability of two trained raters using a goniometer for the measurement of finger joints. British Journal of Hand Therapy 3(2): 11-12
  • S O’Leary, M.A. Grobbelaar, N Goldsmith, P Smith and D Harrison, (1997) Trapeziometacarpal arthritis: a review of the Helal silicone rubber ball spacer. Journal of Hand Surgery (British and European Volume), Vol. 22, No. Suppl 1, 45
  • Goldsmith N (1996) “MUD Splint” British Journal of Hand Therapy June (2) 4:10-12

 

SPECIAL INTERESTS

  • The arthritic hand
  • Pain conditions including WRULD and musicians
  • Splinting
  • Business development, people management and leadership
  • Empowering others to perform at their best with strong support

Other team members:

Elaine Juzl

MSc Grad Dip Phys MCSP

Elaine is a highly specialised hand therapist with a special interest and a Masters degree in ergonomics

Sarah Mee

MSc, PG Dip, Dip COT, SROT

Sarah is a Consultant hand therapist leading a regional hand unit with a special interest in anatomy & biomechanics.