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.

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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Various Causes of Knee Pain

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Are you one of the millions of Americans wondering what are the various causes of knee pain? The knee is the body’s largest joint that supports your body in static and dynamic positions. When compared to other joints in the body, your knees bear the brunt of the wear and tear throughout your life. It …

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Alleviate TMJ & Jaw Tightness from Home

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There are various ways to alleviate TMJ & jaw tightness from home. Jaw tightness is very common and can also be referred to as “TMJ”. The jaw opens and closes, moves forward and back, and side to side. Dysfunction at the “TMJ”, or Temporomandibular joint, typically presents with chronic jaw pain or facial pain likely …

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Identifying & Treating Knee Pain


There are many causes of knee pain. Whether it is the result of a direct injury or incorrect usage, you may experience chronic pain if not treated correctly. Often, knee pain is caused by issues with the popliteus muscle, which is located right behind the knee and responsible for locking and unlocking this joint. As …

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A Chronic Illness Diagnosis is NOT Your Label: Your 3-Systems to Recovery

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Are you feeling discouraged because of a chronic illness diagnosis? Moving towards your journey of healing is a major stepping stone in the mind, body, and spirit connection. In Rewire The Podcast, we discuss how you can holistically reframe the way you look at your diagnosis and begin addressing the nervous system. This will help …

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Core Strengthening 101: How to Reduce Chronic Back and Hip Pain

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The core or “corset muscle group” consists of our abdominal muscles and lower back. These muscles collectively provide stability, balance, and posture to the torso. No matter our age, weight, or physique, almost all of us have experienced back pain or hip pain at one point. Luckily, we can often reduce or completely avoid this …

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Information and Exercises to Combat Your Chronic Ankle Pain

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Suffering from Chronic Ankle Pain? Chronic ankle pain runs rampant among athletes and former athletes. Our awareness begins at our feet and ankles so it’s important that this joint functions properly. You do not have to be a former athlete to experience chronic ankle pain. It is even more common among everyday people and worse …

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