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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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‘A Chronic Pain–Management Conference for Healthcare Professionals – Shifting the Paradigm’ – Integrated Health Conference for Medical Professionals

‘A Chronic Pain–Management Conference for Healthcare Professionals – Shifting the Paradigm’ – by Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Click conference info and registration link for more information. One of the concerns among EDS providers is the idea that chronic pain is viewed as a disease by many mainstream medical providers and even those in the integrative health and wellness community. The problem is that most providers do not look at the cause of the pain. A good example – my knee may be hurting because it’s dislocating or I have a damaged nerve or I have arthritis. Each of...

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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 […]