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Today’s episode is focused on hypermobility. Our guest is a physiotherapist living and working with hypermobility. Sharon Hennessey is the principal physiotherapist and founder of Not Just Bendy Hypermobility services, a clinic dedicated to providing evidence based and focused therapy for patients with connective tissue disorders. Sharon and her team are based in Tarragindi Brisbane and operate out of the Physiotec building. Sharon has a passion for working with patients with hypermobile spectrum disorder and hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and approaches these often complicated cases with the goal of creating individual programs to improve function and quality of life.
Diagnostic criteria and classification of hypermobility
The Beighton score
The link between hypermobility and persistent pain
Common clinical presentations
Sharon’s theory on why pain is a commonly associated with hypermobility
How to create focus in complex cases
Functional goal setting to guide rehab
Duration and reviews of rehab programs
Utilisation of the Physitrak app
The role of visceral therapy in the management of co-morbidities such as gastroparesis and endometriosis
Referral to osteopaths
The theory behind dysautonomia and manifestations such as postural orthostatic tachycardia and hypotension, anxiety, gastroparesis
Educational resources for clinicians
Strategies for empowering our hypermobile patients
Safety considerations with craniocervical instability
For more information on Sharon Hennessey and her clinic Not Just Bendy Hypermobility Services please see their website.
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The Ehlers-Danlos Society
The Hypermobility Happy Hour podcast
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