How can Be Your Best Physio help you?

Our Physiotherapists are experienced in the management of Hypermobility disorders.
Hypermobility means that your joints move beyond their normal expected range. This can be due to collagen laxity which makes tissues and ligaments "stretchier" and can contribute to increased injury risk (eg. sprains, dislocations, clicky joints) and pain.

Hypermobility Quick Test:
Can you (or could you ever) place your hands flat on the floor without bending your knees?
Can you now (or could you ever) bend your thumb to touch your forearm?
As a child, did you amuse your friends by contorting your body into strange shapes or could you do the splits?
As a child or teenager, did your kneecap or shoulder dislocate on more than one occasion?
Do you consider yourself double-jointed?
Answering yes to two or more of these questions suggests hypermobility

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS Hypermobility type)

Many of our client’s Joint Hypermobility is part of a multi-systemic disorder of connective tissue – one of these disorders is Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS Hypermobility type). This is because collagen is found in joints but also many systems of the body (eg. heart, blood vessels, gut).

Hypermobile EDS symptoms can include:

  • skin changes - easily bruised, poor scar healing or prone to stretch marks
  • pain in more than three joints, longer than 3 months
  • joint dislocations, subluxations & frequent soft tissue injuries
  • varicose veins, hernias or pelvic organ prolapse
  • autonomic dysfunction - fainting, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, profuse sweating
  • tiredness and fatigue
  • co-ordination issues
  • digestive problems
  • associated with mental health issues (anxiety, depression)

For more information, call Be Your Best Physiotherapy on (03) 5996 2693 or email