What is hypermobility?
Hypermobility is a medical term used to describe the ability of joints and tissues to move beyond their normal or expected range.
Hypermobility can cause no problems at all in some people, while others struggle with recurrent injuries, dislocations, subluxations, or sprains. This repetitive injury can cause over-stretching to an already “stretchy” tissue.
With extra mobility, our bodies must also have the means to provide extra stability to help improve function and prevent injury.
How Can Physical Therapy Help?
- Physical therapy can help by building strength, motor control, and body awareness. All of these help provide support to hypermobile joints.
- Physical therapy can also help with other strategies like positioning, bracing, and movement patterns to help improve your movement and prevent injury in areas where you are hypermobile.
- Physical therapists can help treat pain related to hypermobility.
It is important to find a physical therapist who understands hypermobility and works with hypermobile patients regularly. Traditional strengthening and hands on interventions may not be appropriate in some cases.
Why Choose Compleo?
At Compleo, both Dr. Kelsey Baas & Dr. Maggie Roeger are experienced at treating hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSD), as well as Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS). Dr. Baas has experience and specific training in treating pediatric chronic pain, while Dr. Roeger has experience and specific training treating adult chronic pain. Both follow the Ehlers Danlos Society and participate in continuing education related to EDS.
Additionally, Compleo believes in a whole health approach to wellness. We know conditions like EDS have more than just physical effects, and we believe a multi-disciplinary approach with a caring team can make all the difference. Our licensed professional counselor (Grant Williams MS, LPC) and registered dietician/nutritionist (Kay Williams MED, RD, LD) are also here to help.
Call us at 254-892-4957 with any questions! We are happy to set up a free discovery visit with the appropriate practitioner to determine how we can best serve you.
- Interested in learning more about Ehlers Danlos Syndrome? Check out our upcoming blog post about EDS.
- Do you think your child may be hypermobile? Check out this blog post for more information on signs your child may be dealing with hypermobility. https://www.compleowaco.com/10-signs-hypermobile-joints/