Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome & Nordic Walking with Alison Cossons

In this episode, I speak to Alison Cossons, a former occupational therapist, who has hypermobile Ehlers Danlos syndrome, which was evident from birth however she was only diagnosed in her late 30s alongside her young son.  Alison is a regular Nordic Walker with Nordic4 and attends classes run by both Katie Atkins and Emma Webb.  Alison mentions this YouTube clip in her interview:  https://youtu.be/YxfkWAPMdg8  Jason Perry - Practical Pacing and Fatigue Management within the Ehlers Danlos Society YouTube account. Further ResourcesThe Ehlers Danlos Society - www.ehlers-danlos.comMedical journal article about hEDS, written by members of the International Consortium on Ehlers-Danlos syndromes and hypermobility spectrum disorders:  Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (a.k.a. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome Type III and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome hypermobility type): Clinical description and natural historyEhlers-Danlos Support UK https://www.ehlers-danlos.org/.  HMSA - Hypermobility Syndrome Association https://www.hypermobility.org/.  Alison’s family will be forever grateful to Professor Rodney Grahame  (https://www.ehlers-danlos.com/rodney-grahame/ ) who made these diagnoses for them, and later for Alison’s daughter.  Alison and her family continue to receive online and hydrotherapy physiotherapy from Rachel Lewis (www.physio-hydro.com) who has known Alison following the birth of Alison’s son.  Find An Instructorhttps://britishnordicwalking.org.uk/apps/store-locatorIf you have enjoyed this podcast, I would be very grateful if you could show your support by buying me a coffee!  This enables me to continue producing these podcasts, as it will go towards covering the server and podcast platform licenses.   Not only is Nordic Walking a whole body workout, but it is also one of the safest and most sociable way to exercise.  Classes always finish up in a cafe enjoying a coffee together. Many thanks, Mary xI'm Mary Tweed, a British Nordic Walking instructor with Nordic Walking East Anglia. If you wish to share your story, do get in touch by emailing hello@walkingonairpodcast.co.uk#NordicWalking #WeAreNordicWalking #BritNW #BritishNordicWalking #INWA #NordicWalkingEastAnglia #onwf #nordicwalkinguk #walx #nordicwalkingaustralia #nordixx #urbanpoling #ANWA #anwaUSA #nordicwalkingnewzealand #nordicpolewalking #nordicpolewalkingnovascotia #nordicacademy #polewalking #lekipoles #exelpoles #fitnesswalking #skiwalking #polewalking  #greengym #mentalhealth #mentalwellbeing   #weightloss #posture #useitorloseit   #activeageing #nutritiousmovement  #exerciseanywhere  #BetterHealth #GreatOutdoors #fitnessforallages #walkwithease Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/walkingonair)Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/walkingonair)

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A podcast for the Nordic Walking Community, both current members; those considering taking up this wonderful exercise; and people who want to learn more. Each week, I interview an expert in Nordic Walking and discuss the benefits of Nordic Walking on both physical and mental health. I am Mary Tweed, a British Nordic Walking instructor with Nordic Walking East Anglia.