the freedom of movement
From the time you are conceived to the moment you die, the body is in a constant state of movement. Even when you are perceptively not moving; each breath expands and contracts the rib cage, causing physical movement of the body.
If you have even been pregnant or had the privilege of feeling the force of foetal movement; those invitro exercises help babies develop their neuromuscular systems. At first, they are just reflexes but as the baby develops, their movements become more deliberate.
Hypermobility is a musculoskeletal disorder, characterised by the unusually large range of movement of the joints. People with this condition are particularly supple and can adopt positions which others may find impossible. It is caused by weakened collagen fibres and cause more elastisity in the ligaments. Hypermobility may be particularly noticeable in the joints of the hands, knees and elbows. Symptoms of hypermobility may include but are not limited to: pain and stiffness in the joints and muscles, clicking joints, dislocation, poor posture and proprioceptive awareness - making the person prone to clumsiness.
Results of a study conducted by Koldas Dogan, Taner, Evick between 2007 and 2008, support that joint hypermobility may be associated with ADHD. Pregnancy complications and genetic transmissions are suggested contributing factors for this disorder.
The pain experienced by hypermobile people, is caused by muscle strain because they are having to work harder, without the adequate support of the ligaments. Remedial functional movement and strengthening exercises may help to alleviate pain and prevent premature wear and tear of the joints.
There is no physical necessity for age-related damage to the body. However, osteoarthritis is the most common disability in older adults. Recent studies have demonstrated an inflammatory component making the joints more susceptible to the disease. Although aging does not directly cause osteoarthritis, it does contribute to the development of it. The main cause of joint degeneration happens when the cartilage wears away. This leads to inflammation and deterioration of your joints, affecting movement. Normally, movement would not cause pain in the joints, as cartilage does not not contain pain fibers. Damage to the cartilage may be caused by injury, obesity, joint instability - such as hypermobility, poor nutrition, medications and lack of movement.
At Enjoy Better Health, we provide a full functional assessment and suggest a treatment plan to help you restore your mobility and alleviate any pain. This may include Bowen and various functional movement exercises. You will have access to our extensive picture and video library of exercises, included in your treatment programme.
All appointments must be paid in advance.
A cancellation fee will be charged,
if 24 hour's notice is not given.
Consultation and Therapy £ 75.00
Individual Sessions (PAYG) £ 55.00
Sessions x 6 (including access to exercise library) £150.00