Mrs Debbie Larson

Specialist Hand Physiotherapist and Mindfulness Teacher
BScOT, MSc Hand Therapy

Practising at

Spire Norwich Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mrs Debbie Larson at Spire include:

Physiotherapy

Other treatments

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Hand therapy
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy

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Professional profile

I have been a Hand Therapist for 15 years and am an expert in treating people who have experienced an injury, have had an operation or have developed a painful condition in the hand or wrist. I can provide all the splinting, scar management and exercise guidance needed for a hand and wrist condition.

I specialise in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Dupuytren's Contracture, De Quervain Disease, arthritic condtions of the hand and wrist, traumatic injuries of the hand and wrist, hand therapy, work-related upper limb disorders and complex regional pain syndrome.

I am an expert in the post-operative management of Dupuytren's Contracture release. As part of a research team who wrote a seminal paper in this field, I have presented the findings all over the world and have written a textbook chapter on post-operative care following Duputyren's surgery.

I also have a keen interest in supporting people who are struggling to cope with a physical problem and are experiencing low mood, anxiety, chronic pain and/or fatigue. I trained to become a Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) teacher in 2016. In addition to my role as a Hand Therapist, I teach people to use mindfulness to improve their ability to cope with any physical health condition.

For MBCT, I specialise in chronic musculoskeletal pain (eg back pain and arthritic conditions), Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other chronically painful conditions.

In addition to working at Spire, I run Simply Mindfulness Norwich. Simply Mindfulness provides mindfulness courses and workshops to the general public, workplaces and schools.

Clinical Interests

Pain relief
Physiotherapy

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Qualification and professional memberships

BScOT, MSc Hand Therapy / University of Alberta, Canada / 1996
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Masters of Science in Hand Therapy
BScOT is the clinical Degree to practice Occupational Therapy. MSc is a Masters Degree to specialise in Hand Therapy.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy / Bangor University, Wales / 2016
Qualification to become a teacher of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy


Professional memberships

Health and Care Professions Council
Royal College of Occupational Therapists
British Association of Hand Therapists
UK Mindfulness Network

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Research and Publication

I contribute to the Hand Therapy journal as an editorial reviewer. 

I also contribute to BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders and American Journal of Hand Therapy.

 


Articles

Night-time splinting after fasciectomy or dermofasciectomy for Dupuytren’s contracture: a pragmatic, multi-centre, randomized controlled trial
January 2011

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Personal Profile

I enjoy spending time with my husband and two young children in the outdoors, walking or canoeing in the beautiful Norfolk Broads. I like to stay active by running, rowing and growing vegetables.

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Private contact details

Telephone 01603 255587