EDS | Ehlers Danlos Syndrome & Hypermobility

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) , a genetic connective tissue disorder, that affects multiple systems throughout the body. Systems include balance, awareness, blood pressure, heart rate, and much more. Due to also causing hypermobility in the joints, chronic pain and recurrent injuries are prevalent. There are 13 different types of EDS that are accompanied by numerous secondary dysfunctions. Those dysfunctions include: POTS, chronic fatigue, and bowel disorders. Understanding your type, will be important prior to beginning physical therapy.

Physical therapy specific to Ehlers Danlos Syndrome can reduce pain, improve stability, and overall quality of life. Since each person is different, often known as a Zebra, treatments and programs will vary.  A physical therapist can determine which body systems are contributing to the dysfunction using the “3-systems” approach. This approach includes regulating the autonomic system, vestibular system, and GI system. Once the problem areas has been determined, a physical therapist can create a specialized program. This program will begin building a foundation necessary for reducing stress and maximizing recovery. Also, the addition of manual therapy and nerve techniques will compliment the specialized program required for longer lasting results.

Finding the Best Knee Support for EDS, Hypermobility, and Sports Injuries

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When it comes to finding the best knee support for EDS, hypermobility, and sports injuries, it’s crucial to understand the unique demands and challenges posed by each condition. Knee pain can be a debilitating issue for many, particularly for those with hypermobility or sports-related injuries. At our physical therapy clinic, specializing in EDS and hypermobility, […]

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Is Stretching bad for EDS?

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In the world of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), where every movement requires careful consideration, the question of “is stretching bad for EDS” often arises. Stretching stands out among the various management techniques as both a possible benefit and a source of concern for those with EDS. At our specialized physical therapy clinic, we understand the importance

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Managing Anxiety and EDS

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Managing anxiety and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) often entails navigating a complex mix of physical and emotional challenges. EDS, a group of genetic connective tissue disorders, can cause joint hypermobility, skin fragility, and various other symptoms that contribute to chronic pain and physical limitations. The chronic pain and fatigue associated with EDS can trigger a heightened

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How Eccentric Training Improves Stability in EDS and Hypermobility

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Ever wonder how eccentric training improves stability in EDS and hypermobility? At PARR PT, we specialize in providing tailored physical therapy solutions for chronic illnesses, including EDS. Let’s explore how eccentric training can be a game-changer for improving mobility, stability, and overall quality of life for those with hypermobility. Understanding Eccentric Training Eccentric training focuses

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Prevent Finger Subluxations in Hypermobility and EDS

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Say goodbye to the discomfort and discover how to effectively prevent finger subluxations in hypermobility and EDS and reclaim control over your daily activities. As a physical therapy clinic that specializes in chronic illnesses like Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and hypermobility, we often encounter patients struggling with finger subluxations. These conditions affect the connective tissues

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Is your 9-5 desk job affecting your posture?

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Is your 9-5 desk job affecting your posture? As with many others who work in offices or corporate settings, if your job requires you to sit for extended periods of time, you may suffer from chronic low back pain and pain in your neck and shoulders brought on by bad posture. Unfortunately, prolonged sitting, whether

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Understanding and Managing Life with POTS

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Because it can take so long to get a proper diagnosis, understanding and managing life with POTS can be quite challenging. What is POTS? Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) is a type of dysautonomia making it a condition of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The ANS is the body’s “autopilot” system acting largely unconsciously, controlling things

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Living with Abdominal Adhesions

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Did you know there is a chance you are living with abdominal adhesions right now and you don’t even know it? When you have trauma or surgery in your abdomen or pelvis, you run the risk of developing abdominal adhesions. What are Abdominal Adhesions? Bands of internal scar tissue known as abdominal adhesions develop between

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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) Awareness

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May is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) Awareness Month. This month is designated to draw attention to a group of genetic conditions affecting the connective tissues that provide structure to blood vessels, skin, joints, and other organs and tissues. Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSDs) are a set of disorders characterized by joint hypermobility. Symptoms and conditions of EDS EDS is

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Benefits of Dry Needling in Physical Therapy

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Have you ever wondered what the benefits of dry needling in physical therapy are? If you suffer from chronic pain, inflammation, or muscle tension, you may benefit from it. In physical therapy settings, dry needling is especially beneficial to help restore range of motion, reduce chronic pain, and decrease inflammation. Since our therapists have become

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