05Nov/12

Women and pain | Part 1

  ‘As many as 50 million American women live with one or more neglected and poorly understood chronic pain conditions’  Generally I see more female patients than male. This observation supports the view that chronic pain is moreRead More…

29Oct/12

The brain changes

The nervous system is plastic meaning that it changes and moulds according to the stimuli presented. Norman Doidge wrote about the ‘brain that changes itself’ and we have seen over the past 10 years or soRead More…

21Oct/12

Groove is in the brain – watching strictly come dancing to exercise those neurons

Strictly Come Dancing is great entertainment. Increasingly I have been drawn into watching the professional dancers and admiring their immense skill and body control. The precision, posturing and awareness, blending with glamour, grace and such defined movement demonstrates perfectly theRead More…

24Sep/12

Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS) Part 2: What can we do?

Joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS) is commonly seen in my clinics, either as a feature observed or as a problem in itself – see previous blog. Commonly people desecribe pain, poor spatial awareness (so-called clumsiness), flat-footedness, problemsRead More…