Long before I knew that I had EDS, I figured out how crucial exercise was in the management of my chronic fatigue, physical strength & stability and overall well-being. At the time that I was diagnosed with EDS, I had already been working out consistently for over 10 years (since age 11yo), so imagine my surprise when I was told to stop doing what I had been always doing exercise-wise and just do arm circles for strength. Umm…. ok, right. ‘Cause that will work for someone who already has some muscle and has working out pretty hard daily.
Glad I did not listen, because over the last few years, more and more EDS specialists are now coming out discussing how imperative consistent and proper exercise is for those living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. On March 3rd, 2015, EDS Awareness is holding another FREE webinar titled, “Exercise is Medicine – especially for Ehlers-Danlos” by Mark E. Lavallee, M.D.
Below is the information on the webinar, as well as a breif overview of Dr. Lavallee. I think everyone could benefit from listening to this webinar & I will be writing-up a brief summary afterwards.
“PRESENTER: Mark E. Lavallee, M.D., C.S.C.S., F.A.C.S.M.
Dr. Lavallee is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Lavalle has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, classical type. He is a co-investigator with the NIH on a study looking at Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Marfan’s Syndrome with Nazli McDonnell, MD, PhD. Dr. Lavalle joined the Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation in 1987. He spoke at many of their national conferences.
Instructions to participate in the LIVE event:
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At the time of the meeting, click on the following link:
– See more at: http://www.chronicpainpartners.com/dr-mark-lavallee-webinar-exercise-is-medicine-for-ehlers-danlos-on-march-3-2015/#sthash.QpctUpf0.dpuf”