Using Splinting with Hypermobility Syndromes

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

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An alternative approach to Physiotherapy

For many people around the world, regular physiotherapy is an accepted part of life. This doesn’t just go for chronic illnesses or long-term disabilities either. Plenty of people get short-term physio for acute injuries or a little physio input as they get older and less mobile. Simply needing physiotherapy doesn’t mean you’ll find it easy…Continue reading An alternative approach to Physiotherapy

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Types of Splinting and Bracing for Hypermobility Syndromes.

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.

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The Rehab Saga: first full day and awesome physio!

Today was my first full day on the ward. After a slightly uncomfortable nights sleep I got myself up and dressed. Breakfast was a total failure. The GF bread was full of poppy seeds and I’m allergic. They’d run out of soya milk so my breakfast options were dry cornflakes or a banana…I went for…Continue reading The Rehab Saga: first full day and awesome physio!

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Rhizomed Thumb Support from Medi

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

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