Using splinting is one common strategy for managing the symptoms of Hypermobility Syndromes such as Ehlers Danlos. People with a hypermobility syndromes (HMS) often have very poor proprioception, this basically means we don’t really know where our own arms and legs are so we tend to have a lot of accidents compared to ‘normal’ people.…Continue reading Using Splinting with Hypermobility Syndromes
By popular demand, here’s a quick introduction to using kinesiology tape. I am not officially trained in any way so if you’re unsure about taping please consult your physio or similar. This guide aims to provide a few hints and tips that will get you started with taping and help you decided if its right…Continue reading Beginners guide to Kinesiology Tape
There are many different types of splints for different uses. When deciding what will suit you there are lots of points to consider. So here goes, my run down on different methods of supporting your joints. Neoprene or Elastic Supports These are often fairly basic lightly shaped stretchy sleeves you simply pull on, commonly available for…Continue reading Types of Splinting and Bracing for Hypermobility Syndromes.
Ok so I received this awesome new thumb splint this morning and I’ve decided to do a quick review (I couldn’t find any other reviews for this model online so I figured I should write one) Before we get started although I’m an OT student and I splint regularly in my daily life this doesn’t…Continue reading Rhizomed Thumb Support from Medi
Today was too hot so we headed to the beach, after a quick visit to granny and a picnic I set about getting a photo of me doing something I’ve been working on for months. After a long hard journey I have finally achieved one of my final goals. I was discharged from Rehab in…Continue reading Rehab progress update, Beach Yoga
As part of the series on Splinting for Hypermobility Syndromes, this post will specifically cover corsets. Before we start I have to say I’m not a medical professional and I’m not a corset expert, this is all from my personal experience and before you take any advice from my blog I’d recommend reading around the…Continue reading Corset wearing for chronic back pain – Focus on Hypermobility (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome)
Ring Splints by Zomile make affordable, high quality silver and gold finger splints for conditions like Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Marfan Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Swan Neck Deformity and more. The splints block hyperextension of the finger joints (dip & pip joints) while still allowing normal hand function. I am utterly in love with them, not only do they look…Continue reading Ring Splints By Zomile