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Hypermobility & EDS: Effective Physiotherapy with a Hypermobility Specialist in Calgary


Do you experience hypermobility or suspect you might have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)? At Fix Physio in Calgary, we understand the unique challenges these conditions present, and we're here to help. We offer specialized assessments and physiotherapy treatment plans tailored to your specific needs, delivered by Rebecca, one of our top-rated physiotherapists who is a Hypermobility Specialist.

Understanding Hypermobility: Increased Joint Range of Motion: Hypermobility refers to joints having a greater range of motion than is typical. This can manifest in several ways, such as being able to bend your thumb backwards towards your wrist or contorting your body into unusual positions. While some hypermobility is harmless, it can sometimes lead to pain, instability, and injuries in certain individuals.

Symptoms of Hypermobility:

  • Increased range of motion in your joints: This can be noticeable in your fingers, elbows, shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles. Look for this telltale sign of hypermobility throughout your body.

  • Joint pain and stiffness: Hypermobile joints can be prone to pain, especially after extended periods of sitting or inactivity. You may experience discomfort after everyday activities.

  • Joint instability: Joints may dislocate or subluxate (partially dislocate) more easily. This can be a frightening experience and can impact your daily life.

  • Muscle weakness and fatigue: Hypermobile muscles may be weaker and tire more easily [1]. This can make even simple tasks challenging.

  • Poor posture: Due to loose joints and muscle weakness, some people with hypermobility may develop poor posture [1]. This can lead to further pain and discomfort.

  • Digestive issues: In some cases, hypermobility can affect connective tissues throughout the body, potentially impacting digestion. If you have hypermobility and experience digestive problems, talk to your doctor.

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and Hypermobility in Calgary: EDS is a group of inherited connective tissue disorders that can cause hypermobility along with a variety of other symptoms, depending on the specific type. If you suspect you may have EDS, it's important to consult with a doctor for proper diagnosis. While hypermobility can be a symptom of EDS, not everyone with hypermobility will have EDS.

Expert Care for Hypermobility and EDS in Calgary: Rebecca, our Hypermobility Specialist at Fix Physio in Calgary, has extensive experience treating hypermobility and EDS. She understands the complexities of these conditions, including joint instability and pain. This experience allows her to provide compassionate care focused on improving your quality of life. Working with a specialist who advocates for you and understands the specific challenges of hypermobility is essential for effective management.

  • Tailored Exercises: We design personalized exercise programs to improve joint stability, enhance muscle strength, and promote better posture. Stronger muscles can help support your joints and reduce pain.

  • Pain Relief and Management: Pain management is a priority. Our physiotherapists will develop a personalized plan that may include manual therapy techniques and teach you effective strategies to manage pain in your daily life.

  • Avoiding Excessive Movements: We'll help you identify and avoid movements that could aggravate your hypermobility. Learning proper body mechanics can help protect your joints and prevent future issues.

  • Patient Education and Empowerment: We believe in empowering you to manage your condition effectively. Our physiotherapists will provide you with a thorough understanding of hypermobility or EDS, allowing you to make informed decisions about your care.

Why Fix Physio for Hypermobility Treatment in Calgary? At Fix Physio, we understand the challenges of living with hypermobility or EDS. Our commitment is to providing personalized and effective physiotherapy care to help you lead a more comfortable and active life. Rebecca, our specialized has seen hundreds of patients with hypermobility and EDS.. Schedule a specialized assessment with Rebecca, our Hypermobility Specialist, today. This is the first step towards a personalized treatment plan and improved well-being.

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