Chronic Illness

Millions of people worldwide suffer from a chronic illness. Some of these conditions include Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, chronic fatigue, and many other conditions. These conditions will affect not only the person, but the family as a whole. Symptoms include chronic pain, weakness, and balance deficits. Due to its long-term effects, it requires specialized physical therapy services to reduce risk of further health risks. A physical therapist can identify the root causes and initiate a program specific to your needs. Physical therapy also provides pain relief through progressive low intensity exercises, electrical stimulation, and light manual techniques. Using a combination of these methods will ultimately lead to longer lasting results.

Alleviate Chronic Knee Pain Associated with EDS and Hypermobility

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Causes of Chronic Knee Pain in EDS When you have EDS your joints often have a larger than normal range of motion. This can lead to hyperextending. One joint where this is very common is the knee. Read on to learn how you can alleviate chronic knee pain associated with EDS and hypermobility syndrome. Identifying …

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Prevent and Treat Shoulder Subluxations for EDS and Stroke Patients

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EDS and stroke patients can be more prone to shoulder subluxations. Learn about what those are and how to prevent and treat them. Personalized and safe strength training programs are one of the best ways to prevent and treat shoulder subluxations for EDS and stroke patients. Shoulder Subluxations and EDS Patients with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome or …

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Relief from Chronic Low Back Pain with Spinal Rotation Exercises

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Are you looking for relief from chronic low back pain? You may be able to find relief with the help of spinal rotation exercises! Chronic low back pain can occur for multiple reasons. Sometimes there is a lack of movement in the low back. Sometimes the range of motion is too great. Here are a …

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Your Path to Strength and Stability | Personalized Exercises for EDS

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If you’re dealing with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), your path to strength and stability may seem like a difficult mountain to climb. For some, it feels like an impossible feat. The good news is that with breakthroughs in studying EDS and advances in physical therapy, strength and stability are more attainable than ever before. Your safe and effective …

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How Physical Therapy Can Alleviate Headaches Successfully

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We’ve all experienced a headache from time to time due to stress, lack of sleep, or before we’ve had our morning coffee. However, what happens when a sudden headache becomes a chronic migraine or begins to affect other areas of our everyday life? It’s essential to understand the cause of chronic neck pain or a …

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3 Systems Vital to Your Health | Top 5 Things You Need to Know about EDS

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If you suffer from anxiety, stress, or often feel that you’re in a state of fight or flight, you are not alone! This happens when at least 1 of the 3 systems vital to your health is not working like it should. You have almost certainly experienced this if you have EDS or other chronic …

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How to Reduce Joint Pain with EDS by Improving Body Awareness

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Learning how to reduce joint pain with EDS by improving body awareness can be tricky.  There are 3 systems that play a major role in this process. The most common joint pain areas related to EDS are low back, neck, shoulder, and knee. If you have at least 2 of these 4 common pain sites, you may …

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Breathing Techniques for EDS to Improve POTS and Chronic Fatigue

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There are various breathing techniques to for EDS to improve POTS and chronic fatigue. Do you get winded just walking to get the mail or walking to the kitchen? We often wonder why exercise or day-to-day activities are so challenging. So the real questions is, have you considered whether or not you are breathing the right way? Most people tend to breathe …

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