The Zebrastrong Blog

Managing your pain starts with learning what works for you, your body and your lifestyle. That’s why my blog is about more than techniques for managing pain. Here you’ll also find strategies for coping with the emotional and social aspects too.

Article Categories

All Articles

POTS and Exercise with Emily Rich, OT
Hypermobility, Lifestyle

March 7th, 2024 | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

POTS and Exercise with Emily Rich, OT

Occupational therapist and researcher Emily Rich shares her expertise and advice when it comes to exercising with POTS.

Read more
Fascia and hEDS
Hypermobility

February 7th, 2024 | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Fascia and hEDS

Fascia is connected to the way we live and move in the world. It tenses up when we feel threatened, loosens when we’re happy and at ease, and it’s responsible for sensations like prickling at the back of your neck. It also has an elastic quality, contracting and expanding, and stores and releases the kinetic energy from our body’s movement. 

Read more
Navigating Menopause with Hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Hypermobility, Lifestyle

December 22nd, 2023 | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Navigating Menopause with Hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

When I hit the menopause or rather it hit me, my life changed dramatically. I had been managing my hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos symptoms pretty well until then.

Read more
Hypermobility Holiday Gift Guide
Hypermobility, Lifestyle

December 7th, 2023 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Hypermobility Holiday Gift Guide

We have compiled this massive Hypermobility gift guide! Hopefully, you can find something for yourself or the hypermobile people in your life. These suggestions have been recommended by The Zebra Club Community members and team.

Read more
Nociplastic Pain and the Sensitive Nervous System
Chronic pain, Hypermobility

October 16th, 2023 | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Nociplastic Pain and the Sensitive Nervous System

Dr. Leslie Russek, scientific advisor to The Zebra Club, joins us to discuss nociplastic pain and how we can regulate a sensitized nervous system.

Read more
Managing Nociceptive and Neuropathic Pain with Dr. Leslie Russek
Chronic pain, Hypermobility

October 16th, 2023 | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Managing Nociceptive and Neuropathic Pain with Dr. Leslie Russek

Nociceptive and neuropathic pain are caused by mechanical factors, inflammation, or disease affecting the tissues

Read more
The 3 Types of Hypermobility Pain by Dr. Leslie Russek
Chronic pain, Hypermobility

October 15th, 2023 | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

The 3 Types of Hypermobility Pain by Dr. Leslie Russek

Pain is a signal from your brain that it perceives danger. There are 3 types of pain: nociceptive, neuropathic, and neoplastic.

Read more
How trauma led me to hypermobility movement therapy
Hypermobility, Mindbody

June 14th, 2023 | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

How trauma led me to hypermobility movement therapy

“English is my second language. Movement is my first.” Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. I heard this a while ago and it really resonated with me. I’m not sure where I’d be if I hadn’t found movement therapy. For me, movement is so much more than exercise. It’s so much deeper than simple mechanics.

Read more
Creating safety in our own hypermobile bodies is key
Hypermobility, Mindbody

May 3rd, 2023 | Estimated reading time: < 1 minutes

Creating safety in our own hypermobile bodies is key

“When we feel safe, we can be whoever we were meant to be”. Stephen Porges, author of The Polyvagal Theory, said this at an event I attended with him. I have been curious and passionate about creating a sense of safety for myself and my clients since I created my Integral Movement Method.

Read more
The Zebra Club APP

Hypermobility safe, affordable and effective movement, education and community in the comfort of your own home.

The Zebra Club app is a programme based on the Integral Movement Method. In this programme I will carefully guide you through safe exercises to manage your pain.

Learn more
Or download the App on