Category: Osteopathy

The KneeStructures that can cause knee pain include:Cartilage (it’s meniscus)Tendons e.g quadraceps (patella tendinopathy)ITB = Illiotibial BandLigaments (medial and lateral collateral and anterior and posterios cruciates)Osteoarthritis (wear and tear)Referred pain from the lower back or hipAssessmentMy assessment consists of looking at whole body movement, and then the knee specifically and surrounding joints.If there’s been no […]

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I borrowed a few words from a lovely email from a happy patient and am sharing with consent. I even made a wee Canva image out of it too.This patient is fit, healthy, attends yoga and Pilates and likes to walk and run. He’s had intermittent back pain for years and with this he is […]

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Hypermobility

What is Hypermobility?Hypermobility is when a joint moves beyond the normal range. Factors that influence joint range include:AgeGenderEthnicityJoint Surface (some are more shallow)Muscle TonePhysical Activity/TrainingConnective Tissues (collagen)Joint laxity is different from the term hypermobility as it denotes that the joint has excessive movement range in all directions but this may or may not be controlled.Identifying […]

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