Hypermobility – the trouble with being double jointed

Hypermobility double jointed

It is estimated that 10%-15% of children have hypermobile joints or joints that can move beyond the normal range of motion. People with this issue are often referred to as being “double jointed.” And whilst this may sound impressive, it can actually come with some painful side-effects. I’ve recently been treating a wonderful 12-year-old footballer who has been […]

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Pregnancy – not an illness, right?

Being pregnant is a real cause for celebration, especially if it’s taken a little while to conceive. And, what with work and the other demands of our 24/7 modern lifestyles, it’s tempting to try to carry on ‘as normal’. But that’s not going to be so easy if you’re feeling sick, tired, beset with back […]

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How to enjoy an injury-free summer holiday!

For most of us the annual summer holiday is the long-awaited, much-anticipated highlight of the year. But, just because we’re away, it doesn’t mean that things won’t go wrong. In fact, being more relaxed and less vigilant in unfamiliar surroundings could leave the unwary wide open to all sorts of holiday hazards. Added to which, […]

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Take the pain out of neck and shoulder strain

Niggles in the neck and sore shoulders are both very common and are often down to injury, stress, tension, poor posture, sleeping position – or any combination of the above. The good news is that most symptoms can be alleviated via osteopathy and/or acupuncture.

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Getting pregnant – an uphill struggle?

Getting pregnant isn’t always easy. Nowadays, more people than ever before need help to boost their fertility. But not, it seems, if you live in Walford and are called Mitchell! There anything’s possible, either end of the reproductive scale, with hapless Phil’s 17-year-old on-screen daughter Louise and wife Sharon, 50, both expecting.

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Banishing bellyaches, bloating and biliousness

Stomach pain

The approach of World Digestive Health Day on 29th May offers a great opportunity to explore how Cranial Osteopathy and/or Acupuncture can help with all types of digestive problems. These include  the dreaded Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and widespread pain associated with Fibromyalgia.

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Look after your feet and ankles – and they will look after you

Following last Sunday’s nail-biting London Marathon, the race season is now well and truly up and running – excuse the pun! Even if you’re not a long-distance runner, the warmer weather and longer days are bound to entice you outside in the fresh air. Whether you’re playing tennis, basketball, five-a-side football or simply walking the […]

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