Core Strength In Hypermobility

If you have hypermobility, chances are someone has told you that you need to strengthen your ‘core’. This generally involves exercises like sit ups, superman, plank and wall squats. Hands up whose been given these as part of a ‘core’ programme?

Fix Your Hypermobile Neck Pain

Thank you all for your interest in my Neck Pain Webinar. I’m delighted to open up registration for this webinar today to explore neck and upper back pain in the Hypermobile community. I’m running the webinar three times on the 22nd July. I wanted to reach as many people as possible in the UK, US, Canada and Australia.

Home exercise has never been easier

I hope you are safe and well during these unusual, challenging times.

I have been thinking of ways I could help to keep you active and enjoying movement safely at home. I am sure your regular exercise activities and classes are closed. Where do we turn for reliable, safe and effective information for chronic pain or hypermobility issues?

My gift to you in these unprecedented times

Keep Moving with me for free – in your own home. These are unprecedented times. Who would have thought we would be living in almost total isolation. Our gyms, Pilates classes and physiotherapy clinics are closing until further notice. And yet, we know that we need to keep moving.

The Boom and Bust of EDS Exercise

Boom and Bust: I imagine we’ve all been there at some point. But what do we do about it? This topic has been coming up a lot recently in conversations with hypermobile and EDS clients. How do we progress without the boom and bust? I wanted to give my thoughts on this important subject because without understanding it, how do we get stronger without getting knocked back every time we think we are getting somewhere?

This film is going to close the gap on EDS education

We Are Visible – a film by Karina Sturm. This film is going to close the gap on EDS education. When Karina got in touch recently to ask me to review her exciting new project, I was delighted. Karina has spent the last 14 months working on her first film – We Are Visible. You may have heard of it as it has already won some awards. I felt privileged to have an early preview. Here are my thoughts.

Subluxation is a Real Pain in the Joint

And other surrounding tissues! If you’ve ever had a joint sublux or dislocate, you will know how painful this can be. In this article I’m going to share my thoughts on this complex issue that so often impacts the lives of people living with hypermobility or a connective tissue disorder like Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. I am also sharing my practical approach on how to prevent subluxation. This is based on my personal experience and feedback from my hypermobile clients.

What Does Zebrastrong Mean To You?

What does zebrastrong mean to you? I remember a time when the thought of moving and living pain-free was just a thought. I was in pain, fearful of movement and frustrated at trying many options without success.

Hypermobility Without Tears Book Launch!

Apologies that I have been absent from my blog for a few months. I have been working on a project very special to my heart. For the past months, I have been busy writing my second book – Hypermobility Without Tears, which is a step-by-step guide to help people with hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome move with less pain.

EDS and exercise: not the opposites you think

For someone dealing with chronic pain, exercise feels like that last thing that should be on the agenda. With a body that’s easily exhausted, aches, and often acts frustratingly beyond your control, it might seem crazy to choose to physically exert yourself more.  But I’ve found exercise to be a fundamental part of managing chronic pain conditions and for those living with forms of hypermobility.