Focus on Ehlers-Darlos Syndrome

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a group of 13 inherited disorders that affect your bodies connective tissues - primarily your skin, joints and blood vessel walls. With EDS, a gene mutation causes a certain kind of tissue (depending on the type of EDS) to be fragile and stretchy. It is quite common that someone with EDS may be able to extend their joints further than usual. This is what is known as hyper mobility syndrome (which is a forms of EDS) What are the common symptoms? EDS is often though of as an invisible disability but common symptoms of this include: long…
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Osteopathy for Babies – what are the benefits?

At the clinic Alison specialises in Osteopathy for babies. This is a very gentle treatment which focuses on the whole body to encourage the release of stresses and tension on your babies body. Using a combination of gentle treatment it can help to ease the physical stress from pregnancy and birth. It is also highly effective for and can help with: Trauma relating to difficult delivery (eg ventouse or forceps intervention).Challenges with breastfeeding such as difficulty in latching or a preference to one side.Colic, sleep disturbances, difficulty in settling, restlessness, crying or fussiness.Digestive issues such as reflux or constipation.Head shape…
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Are you suffering with Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder pain is a common condition and is something we are treating a lot in the clinic recently. It can be caused by many conditions including: Rotator Cuff ProblemsShoulder instabilityFrozen ShoulderShoulder impingementArthritis Did you know that quite often pain in your shoulder is actually caused by pain originating elsewhere such as your neck or your back? It is often one of those pains that we ignore but if you are suffering it is best to get seen sooner rather than later so we can start treating you and you can carry on with daily life.
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