Physical Therapy for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD) at Inspira
At Inspira, we understand the challenges that individuals with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD) face. These conditions are characterized by joint hypermobility, connective tissue issues, and a wide range of symptoms that can affect various systems in the body. Our dedicated team of physical therapists is committed to providing specialized care and support to help patients manage their conditions and improve their quality of life.
About EDS + Hypermobility
Joint hypermobility is a condition characterized by an increased range of motion in one or more joints, making them more flexible than usual. While some individuals may not experience any symptoms, others may suffer from chronic joint and musculoskeletal pain due to the instability caused by hypermobility. Additionally, individuals with this condition may have soft and fragile skin, leading to easy bruising. Gastrointestinal issues can also be common, alongside autonomic dysfunction, which can affect various bodily functions like heart rate and blood pressure. Frequent sprains and strains are often reported due to the weakened ligaments and tendons associated with hypermobility. In children, hypermobility may lead to delayed motor skills development. Moreover, individuals with this condition may face challenges with mental health, experiencing anxiety, depression, and other emotional difficulties. Furthermore, there is an increased risk of hernias and organ prolapse in those with joint hypermobility. Early diagnosis and proper management are essential in addressing the various aspects of this condition and improving the overall well-being of those affected.
Comprehensive Evaluation & Tailored Treatment Plans
When you choose Inspira for EDS/HSD physical therapy, our first step is to conduct a comprehensive evaluation. We take the time to understand each patient’s specific symptoms, joint hypermobility, and any related complications they may be experiencing. This assessment allows us to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses individual needs and goals.
Our physical therapists are experienced in working with patients with EDS and HSD, and we understand that each patient’s condition is unique.
Physical Therapy at Inspira
Strengthening exercises, joint stabilization techniques, and manual therapy methods such as massage and proprioceptive functional manual therapy.
The integration of Winback Tecar Therapy further enhances our treatment options, providing advanced technology to support tissue healing and pain relief.
Our specialized Muldowney method focuses on personalized rehabilitation plans tailored to each individual’s needs and goals. We also incorporate Pilates Equipment Integration and Kinesiotaping to optimize movement patterns and support joint stability.
In addition to the physical aspects of our treatments, we prioritize lifestyle modifications and education, helping patients identify pain triggers and adopt safe movement practices in their daily lives.
Furthermore, promoting good sleep hygiene is a crucial aspect of our approach, recognizing the importance of restful sleep in facilitating the body’s natural healing processes.
Through this comprehensive and holistic approach, we aim to empower our patients to achieve lasting pain relief, improved function, and an enhanced quality of life.
Strengthening and Stabilizing Joints
One of the primary goals of physical therapy for EDS/HSD is to strengthen and stabilize the affected joints. Hypermobility and joint instability can lead to pain, subluxations, and dislocations. Our therapists employ targeted exercises and techniques to build strength in the muscles surrounding the joints, providing greater support and reducing the risk of injuries.
Pain Management Strategies
Chronic pain is a common challenge for individuals with EDS and HSD. Our physical therapists are well-versed in various pain management techniques. By addressing pain, we aim to improve overall comfort and functionality, enabling patients to engage in daily activities with greater ease.
We strive to create a supportive and compassionate environment for patients with EDS and HSD. Our team is dedicated to listening to patients’ concerns and providing encouragement throughout their treatment journey. We work closely with patients, collaborating on their progress and making any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan along the way.
Our physical therapy services aim to enhance mobility, reduce pain, and improve the overall well-being of our patients, empowering them to lead fulfilling and active lives despite the challenges posed by their conditions.
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