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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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Low-Impact Strength Training – 8 Tips for Workouts on the Megaformer with Joint Hypermobility

I’ve made it no secret that I’m still working on regaining my strength & stamina from my most recent EDS spiral. Strength training is key when you are hypermobile – our muscles do what our connective tissues cannot. Finding ways to build muscle without adding stress to already unstable joints often becomes the difference between functioning or having to stay in bed with debilitating pain. Hence, why I love working out at Sculpt Studio. Everything about Sculpt: the Megaformer, the classes, the studio, Mary (the owner), the instructors and the community – rocks. I can often find parking easily. And,...

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‘Understanding Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome & Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders’ (2017) by Clair Smith of HMSA

‘Understanding Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome & Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders’ (2017) written by Claire Smith, Publications Editor & Partnership Director at The Hypermobility Syndromes Association (HMSA), based in the United Kingdom. Claire worked on this incredible resource for several years, nearly completing it just before the International Consortium began working on updated Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD) criteria — published March 2017. Obviously, she did not want to publish a new book with obsolete information, especially considering the intent was for this incredible resource to be as up-to-date as possible. Hence, Claire waited to publish ‘Understanding Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome & Hypermobility...

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Physician CME Activity and Learning Conference on Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS), Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) and Complex Regional Pain syndrome (CRPS) in Minnesota

‘Often Seen, Rarely Recognized – Updates in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome’ – A CME Activity/Learning Conference for Physicians, advanced practice providers, physical therapists, and chiropractors Sponsored by: CentraCare Health in St. Cloud Minnesota Date: September 16th, 2017 Event Brochure/PDF Please view event brochure for more details, contact information, and...

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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 […]