Exploring Degenerative Diseases

Huntington’s Disease Huntington’s Disease is an inherited neurodegenerative disease which causes damage to brain cells in the basal ganglia and cortex. It commonly occurs in people aged 35-55 years and results in movement, cognition and behaviour abnormalities. Juvenile Huntington’s Disease accounts for approximately 6% of all cases, affecting those aged 20 years or younger. Huntington’s …

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Chronic Inflammation

Chronic or Systemic Inflammation; a low level of inflammation which affects various parts of the body for prolonged periods of time. This can be due to illness / disease and life style factors (e.g. smoking, alcohol, obesity). Prolonged inflammation causes a constant release of chemicals which can damage the lining of blood vessels, organs and …

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Normal and Arthritic joints

As the weather becomes cold and wet, Arthritis starts to prevail! At Jonathan Clark Physiotherapy we treat a variety of Rheumatic conditions, such as Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.

Osgood–Schlatters Disease (OSD) – Explained

OSD is an osteochondrosis of the tibial tuberosity resulting in adolescent knee pain. It commonly affects young boys aged 13-15 years and is also seen in girls aged between 10-12 years. OSD tends to develop during a period of rapid growth and high levels of activity involving excessive knee flexion e.g. jumping or running. Repeated …

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