Physiotherapy for Hypermobility
Before you consider Physiotherapy for hypermobility, I would like to give you a bit more information about it.
People with Hypermobility Syndrome have the ability to move their joints beyond the normal range, eg, being able to bend their thumbs back on themselves. It is sometimes known as being double jointed. This trait is often passed down through families and there are different grades of severity.
Some families are identified as having a particular syndrome such as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) but many people do not realise that they are hypermobile until they have a problem. But you can be hypermobile without having a serious condition. If you think that you may be hypermobile and are concerned about it, speak to your doctor, who will be able to run some tests and advise you on any treatment that you may need.
The hypermobility is caused by faulty collagen in your connective tissue fibres, which leads to looseness in structures throughout your body such as ligaments and skin. The pain around joints which is a typical symptom is caused by recurrent soft tissue damage from repeated over stretching.
Core strengthening and joint stabilising exercises are the key to exercising safely if you are hypermobile. It is important that you are assessed in person by someone who is qualified to advise you, such as a physiotherapist.
Physiotherapy for hypermobility aims to help patients to manage their symptoms and lead a more active life.
If you would like to discuss options for Physiotherapy treatment, please feel free to contact us via this website or give us a call on 01279 718331.
Holisticare is a UK based treatment centre, situated in a beautiful, rural Hertfordshire and Essex border location, with easy access via London and Cambridge rail and road links.
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