Monthly Archives: June 2017

What Does Hypermobility Mean?

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Hypermobility

Hypermobility- something that occurs when one (or more) joints stretch beyond their normal range.

Many people with hypermobile joints don’t have any problems and often require no treatment. Some, for example, ballet dancers and gymnasts, may benefit from this increased flexibility.

Hypermobility syndrome, also known as joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS), describes a syndrome where multiple joints can easily stretch beyond their normal range. It tends to be accompanied by a range of different symptoms.

These include pain and stiffness in the joints and muscles, clicking joints and joints that dislocate easily. It can also lead to  fatigue, recurrent injuries such as sprains; Digestive problems, such as constipation and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); Dizziness and fainting; Thin or stretchy skin.

 

 

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What is osteopathy and how can you become an Osteopath?

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 What is an Osteopath and what do they do?

“What is an osteopath?” this is a question my clients, and members of the public, ask on a regular basis.

Osteopathy is “a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions”. It works with the structure and function of the body.

The well-being of an individual is crucial in Osteopathy. The muscles, ligaments and connective tissue need to function as a unit.

One of the main concepts is that the body’s structure governs its function. This means that if your body has had an injury, repetitive strain, or overuse it will have an adverse effect on how your body performs.

Therefore, an osteopath looks at the body, sees how it currently performs, and aims, through various means, to restore and improve overall and specific functions.

 

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