Hypermobility & EDS

Managing Hypermobility & Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome at The Body Mechanic

Hypermobility, Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD) and (Hypermobile) Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (of which there are many sub-categories) present unique challenges that require specialised care. At The Body Mechanic, we understand the complexities of these conditions and offer highly-tailored treatments to help manage symptoms, improve quality of life, and help enhance overall wellbeing.

Our comprehensive approach to help with your hypermobility/hEDS, includes Osteopathy, Advanced Clinical Massage and Manual Therapy, and these treatments address the specific needs of those with diagnosed – or suspected – hypermobility in all its forms.

 

Understanding Hypermobility, EDS and HSD

Hypermobility, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders involved excessive flexiblity and instability in the joints, which can lead to pain, frequent injuries (including dislocations), and other complications.

Effective management of these conditions requires a multidisciplinay approach to support joint stability, muscle strength, and overall function.

Those diagnosed with EDS often have many other conditions and disorders that can have more of an impact on their life, besides their hypermobility. Conditions such as stomach orthostatic tachycardia, digestive disorders, pelvic and bladder dysfunction, anxiety and behavioural disorders (ADD/ADHD/ASD), and mental health conditions.

At The Body Mechanic, we take all of this into consideration whilst treating – and supporting – you.

Osteopathy for Hypermobility & EDS

Osteopathy is an effective treatment in managing hypermobility and EDS. Our osteopathic treatments focus on improving joint stability, reducing pain and ehancing overall body function. Osteopathy involves gentle manipulative techniques that help to align the body, promote healing and prevent further injuries.

Benefits of Osteopathy:

• Joint stablilisation Osteopathy helps to stablise hypermobile joints, reducing the risk of sprains, strains, dislocations and other injuries.

Pain Relief: Gentle manipulations, medical acupuncture and myofascial cupping can help alleviate chronic pain associated with hypermobility and EDS.

Improved Function: By enhancing joint alignment and mobility, osteopathy supports better overall body function. 

Advanced Clinical Massage for Hypermobility & EDS

Advanced Clinical Massage is a highly-specialised treatment designed to address the unqiue physical, emotional and mental-wellbeing needs of individuals with hypermobility and EDS. Treatment is unique for each person, and is targeted to promote relaxation, reduce muscle tension, ease pain and support joint health.

Benefits of Advanced Clinical Massage:

• Pain Relief & Reduction: Techniques such as soft tissue, Advanced Myofascial Release, acupressure and medical acupunture effectively reduce pain and muscle tension.

Comprehensive Care: This holistic treatment helps to manage chronic pain and discomfort associated with hypermobility and EDS, by promoting your parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest system).

Improved Circulation: Enhanced blood flow promotes healing and helps reduces inflammation.

Muscle – and Joint – Support: Advanced Clinical Massage strengthens muscles around hypermobile joints, providing better support and stability.

Manual Therapy for Hypermobility & EDS

Manual Therapy combines various techniques, including soft and deep tissue, myofascial release, medical acupuncture and myofascial cupping, to provide comprehensive care for those with hypermobility and EDS. This approach addresses multiple aspects of these conditions, from pain relief to improved joint function.

Benefits of Manual Therapy:

• Hypermobility Management: This therapy helps to manage chronic pain and discomfort associated with hypermobility and EDS.

• Pain Reduction: Techniques such as myofascial release and acupuncture effectively reduce pain and muscle tension.

Enhanced Mobility: By improving tissue flexibility and joint function, manual therapy supports better movmenet and overall wellbeing.

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You’re in safe hands with our practice

At The Body Mechanic, your wellbeing is our top priority. Our 5-star rated, highly-skilled practitioners, bring years of expertise, knowledge and dedication to each treatment.

Whether you’re seeking relief from pain, recovering from an injury, or looking to enhance your overall health, rest assured that you are in safe and capable hands with our compassionate and professional team. 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR FIRST VISIT

We will start the healing process from your very first visit. All first visits include a thorough initial consultation with assessment and treatment.

Here’s what to expect:

First treatment for Hypermobility/EDS

If you’re new to The Body Mechanic, or haven’t been seen by one of our practitioners in over 3 months, your first visit will be an Initial Consultation with treatment.

The consultation part of the treatment involves finding out relevant information about your health history, current overall health, current presenting issue/s, and health goals.

Your first treatment is time to get to the root cause of your issue/s, start getting you out of pain and discomfort, and formulate a plan to reduce your pain and discomfort and help you move better.

Physical Assessment

Depending on the presenting issues you have, we will assess your condition through a variety of special tests, to either confirm or rule-out any conditions that may be part of the issue/s your experience.

Our assessment ensures that we can further fine-tune the hands-one portion of your first visit treatment.

Treat

With the relevant information gathered from finding out about your health history, current issue(s) and results from any assessments we’ve done, your practitioner can then create a more tailored approach to the hands-on part of your treatment.

The hands-on treatment also serves as an assessment.

What we discover here, will determine whether we give you any aftercare or rehab exercises, advise on any subsequent treatment and work with you to reach your health and wellbeing goals.

Aftercare / Follow-up sessions

As we’ve metioned under ‘Treat’, depending on your presenting issue/s, and health goals, we typically provide ongoing support so you know what wellness ‘tools and techniques’ to use in everyday life, to help with your hypermobility or EDS.

We will also talk to you about any recommended follow-up sessions, and what this may look like for you. Follow-up sessions could either be with your practitioner, or we may recommend a colleague, should they be an even better fit for you and your condition/s.

We always want to ensure we get you the fastest, safest results, in the shortest (but most realistic) space of time.

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We can help with a range of pain and wellbeing issues associated with hypermobility & EDS:

• Supporting joint hypermobility

• Supporting unstable joints

• Relaxing tense muscles

• Activating and strengthening weaker muscles

• Reducing joint pain and clicking joints

• Helping reduce fatigue

• Helping bruises to heal quicker

 

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“It’s difficult to know who to turn to to help with symptoms associated with hypermobility and EDS. We specialise in both, and can support your unique journey out of pain.”

Patrick Walker & Charlie Lowry-Corry

Book your appointment today

If you’re living with hypermobility or Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, don’t let your condition control your life.

Our team is here to support you on your journey to better health and improved wellbeing.

Book your appointment today and experience the benefits of our comprehensive, personalised treatments.

Treatment offered by:

Patrick Walker M.Ost

Patrick Walker M.Ost

HEAD OSTEOPATH

Charlie Lowry-Corry

Charlie Lowry-Corry

HEAD OF MASSAGE THERAPY

Stephen Bumstead

Stephen Bumstead

MANUAL THERAPIST & FINAL YEAR STUDENT OSTEOPATH

Kelly Waites

Kelly Waites

MANUAL THERAPIST & FINAL YEAR STUDENT OSTEOPATH

Has Housein

Has Housein

MANUAL THERAPIST & FINAL YEAR STUDENT OSTEOPATH

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