Hypermobility syndrome is a group of connective tissue disorders that involve pain and other symptoms caused by extreme flexibility in the joints.
At Vitalis Physiotherapy, our specialised treatment aims to:
What is Hypermobility Syndrome?
‘Hypermobility syndrome’ is an umbrella term of connective tissue disorders that involve several conditions including but not limited to:
- Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder
- Ehlers–Danlos syndrome
- Marfan syndrome
- Osteogenesis Imperfecta
- Stickler syndrome
Thick bands of connective tissue, called ligaments, hold joints together to keep them from moving too much or out of range. In hypermobility syndrome, those ligaments are loose or weak by a suggested defect in the collagen protein. Hypermobility is a common condition, especially in children, since their connective tissues aren’t completely developed.
What are the causes?
Unfortunately, the cause of hypermobility syndrome isn’t known, however, the condition tends to be genetic.
It has been suggested that the genes implicated in the formation of collagen play a role in this condition. Collagen is a protein that adds flexibility and strength to your joints, via your ligaments and tendons.
What are the symptoms?
There are many symptoms that are associated with this condition, but the key symptoms we can treat are:
- Frequent joint and ligament injuries
- Joint and muscle stiffness
- Joint instability
- Clumsiness/poor balance
- Dizziness and fainting
- Chondromalacia (knee pain)
- Back pain
- Bladder and bowel issues
Treatment for Hypermobility Syndrome
Physical therapy is highly beneficial in reducing the associated symptoms of this condition.
At Vitalis Physiotherapy, we tailor a unique treatment plan to aid in your recovery through:
- Education of hypermobility syndrome
- Activity modification
- Strengthening exercises for affected joint
- Active mobilisation exercises
- Proprioception exercises – to improve your sense of your joints in space and finding neutral joint positioning
- Custom orthotics for those with a flat foot
How to book an appointment?
If you have hypermobility syndrome, or you’re looking for a ‘physiotherapist near me’, our physios at Vitalis Physiotherapy can assess your condition to tailor a unique rehabilitation plan to aid in your pain relief and recovery.
All you need to do is just give us a call on 0410 559 856 and request an initial appointment. Please let our friendly reception staff know the background and severity of your condition.
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