Although there are many types of arthritis, they are in two broad categories, osteoarthritis (wear and tear) or inflammatory arthritis. The most common form is osteoarthritis which occurs when there is damage to the bone and cartilage; in severe cases it can make everyday mobility a real challenge. There are several contributory factors including muscle inhibition , poor nutrition, malabsorption, injury, repetitive work or exercise, general wear and tear, post-menopause or any combination.
A GP will usually prescribe non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) which have the nasty side effect of gastric irritation.
Effective treatments are those that look to establish exactly what is triggering the inflammation or degeneration. It could be liver toxicity, dietary issues, acidity within the joints or the entire lot! Certain foods may set off a cascade of chemical reactions which fuel the inflammation, potentially leading to arthritis. Anyone suffering from joint pain, stiffness or arthritis will benefit from a personalised programme, but my general tips below should really help with the symptoms.
Alexandra is passionate about helping others and has worked with various athletes including footballers, matharon runners, and rugby players, as well as treating clients of various ages and abilities. Alexandra enjoys keeping fit by cycling, playing badminton and practising yoga.
I am a seasoned health practitioner with well over a decade’s experience in supporting client’s wellness goals. I am both a qualified Nutritional Therapist with a 3 year diploma from The College of Naturopathic Medicine in London and a qualified Level 5 sports and remedial Massage Therapist with a diploma from the School of Natural Therapies.
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I love working to rebalance and regenerate a client’s energy, aiding them into deep relaxation with subsequent healing and a feeling of recovery in areas of tension and over the whole body.
Alyson Carter is a Nutritional Therapist having graduated from the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London. She is registered with the Nutritional Therapy Council (NTC) and is a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CHNC) and the British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT).
I have been a practising kinesiologist and massage therapist for over nine years. I work with my clients to improve their health and wellbeing, drawing on my experience to find the right solutions for them.
Over 30 years Simon King has developed a deep and unique understanding of the importance of muscle reflexes and muscle strength in the maintenance of a healthy and pain-free body. He uses innovative treatment strategies to help patients become stronger and healthier so they can exercise and live without fear of illness or injury.