Pain, Pink Elephants and Peer Support

By Ingunn Westerheim, OIFE President I am going to start this editorial with a quote from the Australian physiotherapist Verity Pacey. You can read an interview with Verity in this OIFE Magazine, which is a special edition about OIFE around the world. “Don’t wait for your healthcare team to ask you about pain and fatigue…

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OI & the Heart

Interview with Céu Barreiros, Cardiopneumologist About the heart As most of you will probably know, OI being a connective tissue (collagen) disorder, other parts of the body than bone can be affected. Collagen type 1 is present in different parts of the cardiovascular system, including what we call the fibrous skeleton of the  heart, its…


Physical Function & Soft Tissue Health in OI

Interview with Dr. Alex Ireland and Dr. Sergio Orlando Who are you and what is your relationship to OI? My name is Dr Alex Ireland, Senior Lecturer in Physiology at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. My research has previously focused on how the shape and structures of our bones and joints is affected by physical activity…

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