Joint Hypermobility & Stability

When it comes to joint hypermobility, it is the connective tissue disorder of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder (HSD), and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) that becomes the cause of instability and dysfunctional movement patterns. That is why the Bendy population claims to be ‘clumsy’ and have painful joints and best hypermobility treatment is closer than you realize.

woman on a bench doing a yoga pose with overextended knee

While the condition is not reversible, it does not mean that you have to suffer for the rest of your life. I use the analogy of moving boxes to a new house and moving yourself. During a move, you put your belongings into boxes, some without any attention (like clothes) and some with special bubble wrapping and markings because they are your precious belongings that need to not break during the move! Just because you have to give special care does not mean you won’t move those boxes, right?

As a Bendy, you are like that precious set of china that you are trying to move. If you know how to package yourself better, you can move safely! The question is how do we do that? Bear with me, we are getting there!

 

Why DO All Babies Move the Same?

 

We were all born as helpless infants and somehow become running toddlers between the first 2-3 years of our lives. No gyms, no weight, no bands, no therapists, no chiropractors, no personal trainers, no guidance of any kind. How?

We are programmed to move that way from the start and so we automatically go through the same stages of movement development. We roll over before sitting, sit before crawling, crawl before walking. We have done so for generations before, right now, and for generations to come. We are programmed to move that way.

baby doing a plank exercise

If we have any alterations in movement patterns and stability, then the answer lies in the methods that we knew nothing about as babies and have to learn as adults who ended up with the problems. This is what Developmental Kinesiology, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) is all about.

This is what we use at our clinic to detect and locate the alterations and then proceed to fix the issue. We use the baby moves and exercises as the guideline. The whole world is living proof that the method works!

When it comes to our Bendy population, there are certain deviations from the Normies; for instance, the proprioception (knowledge of where you are in space at any given time) is not as strong. That is okay because you shine beautifully with alter cueing and as a Joint Hypermobility and EDS Clinic, we know those cues.