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Applying for Disability Benefits with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome & Other Hypermobility Related Disorders

***Guest post was written by Disability Help and originally shared on EDS Wellness. Medical content & information on Ehlers-Danlos syndromes, hypermobility disorders, and related conditions by EDS Wellness. Article is reshared with permission.*** Ehlers-Danlos syndromes are a group of heritable connective tissue disorders that are caused by various genetic defects, typically in the collagen protein used to make our connective tissues, but sometimes in other connective tissue components. It is believed that both genetic and epigenetic mutations — both to the structure or function of collagen — play a role in the various types of Ehlers-Danlos syndromes. These disorders...

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Dr. Linda Bluestein To Open ‘Wisconsin Integrative Pain Specialists’ on December 11th, 2017

“Restoring physical function and overall well-being” About Wisconsin Integrative Pain Specialists, S.C.: Wisconsin Integrative Pain Specialists, S.C. provides “compassionate, expert care for adults and teens suffering from persistent pain utilizing an integrative approach – healing oriented medicine that takes into account the whole person. Wisconsin Integrative Pain Specialists specializes in treating Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and related disorders such as hypermobility spectrum disorder.” Read more here. Services: “Wisconsin Integrative Pain Specialists, S.C. (WIPS) serves adult and teen patients and treats a full range of painful issues with compassionate, expert care. Chronic pain can be difficult to treat and may be due to...

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Gentle Yoga for Chronic Pain with Kendra Neilsen Myles, C.H.E.S., RYT 200 Class 7 (45mins)

Gentle Yoga for Chronic Pain with Kendra Neilsen Myles, C.H.E.S., RYT 200 Class 7 (45 mins), was recorded as part of EDS Wellness’ ‘Mind-Body Strategies for Hypermobility for Chronic Pain’ program held at The Mindfulness Center in Bethesda, MD. Class is held Thursday’s from 1:15pm-2:15pm. Please remember – Participate at your own risk. EDS Wellness, Strength/Flexibility/Health/EDS, their affiliates and this YouTube channel, are not liable for injury or issues that may occur as a result of viewing or participating in this recorded video, or other videos freely available on the Strength/Flexibility/Health/EDS YouTube channel. Always ask your physician, physical therapist, or another healthcare...

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‘Giving GPs the Tools’ – Hypermobility Syndromes Association (HMSA) New Awareness/Educational Campaign and EDS Wellness is Helping!

Only a few more days until the Hypermobility Syndromes Association (HSMA) launches its ‘Giving GPs the Tools’ campaign! This incredibly important awareness and educational campaign will go live November 30th, 2018! ‘Giving GP’s the Tools’ is HMSA’s new educational/awareness campaign, launching on November 30th, targeting general practitioners (GP’s) with education and training resources. EDS Wellness is helping spread the word on HMSA’s new initiative and we want to hear from you! Below is information copied and shared with permission from HMSA’s Facebook page. “It will help everyone who are already diagnosed, as well as those who are yet to be...

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#EDSFitTip – the Hip Hinge. A Natural Movement/Restorative Exercise Daily Movement.

(Featured pic is proper form for hip hinge – others are examples of going too far) The “hip hinge” is the perfect natural movement exercise that can be done easily. The point is to feel and learn how to engage the muscles that attach to your pelvis/SI joint and knees and to help prevent or correct misalignment in the pelvis. Easier said than done when you are hypermobile – right? Yes, but small subtle “exercises” that help teach our bodies and brains to work together and engage the right muscles during the “natural movements” we do all day long,...

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#EDSFitTip – the Hip Hinge

#EDSFitTip – the Hip Hinge

(Top left pic is proper form for hip hinge – others are examples of going too far) The “hip hinge” is the perfect natural movement exercise that can be done easily. The point is to feel and learn how to engage the muscles that attach to your pelvis/SI joint and knees and to help prevent […]

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‘Twenty Minutes’ by Karen Smith-Will – Winner of Our Team Taylor/Mast Cell Awareness Tank & Mast Cell Story Giveaway!

‘Twenty Minutes’ by Karen Smith-Will – Winner of Our Team Taylor/Mast Cell Awareness Tank & Mast Cell Story Giveaway!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Mast Cell Research ‘Team Taylor/Mast Cell Awareness Tank & Mast Cell Story Giveaway!’ We are excited to announce that our winner, chosen at random, is Karen Smith- Will! Karen’s story ‘Twenty Minutes’ is shared below. “I coughed before the first song. That doesn’t bode well. Not surprising, but […]