A Guide to Living with Hypermobility Syndrome: Bending without Breaking (Google eBook)

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Singing Dragon, Aug 15, 2011 - Medical - 240 pages
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People with Hypermobility Syndrome (HMS), including Ehlers-Danlos type Hypermobility Syndrome, have a larger range of joint movement than is typical, which can cause pain and fatigue despite an outward appearance of good health. This book is the complete guide to living with and managing HMS, and ultimately enjoying a fulfilling life. The book covers everything from recognising symptoms and obtaining initial diagnosis to living with the condition on a daily basis and managing its negative effects. The author, who has HMS herself, looks at how the condition affects children and adolescents, before moving on to explore pain management (including the use of physiotherapy, pilates and a selected range of complementary health therapies), pregnancy, physical and psychological aspects of the condition, and how it widely affects dancers and other performance artists. Wider conditions that encompass Hypermobility Syndrome are also touched upon, including Fibromyalgia and IBS. This book will be a must for anybody who suffers, or suspects they might be suffering from, Hypermobility Syndrome. It will also be of interest to their families and friends, and professionals working with the condition.
  

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Review: A Guide to Living With Hypermobility Syndrome: Bending without Breaking

User Review  - Victoria W. - Goodreads

As someone who is officially diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos (either the same or a close related condition depending on which medical professional you ask) I was curious to uncover the opinions and ... Read full review

Review: A Guide to Living With Hypermobility Syndrome: Bending without Breaking

User Review  - Claire Hill - Goodreads

Review: A Guide to living with hypermobility Syndrome by Isobel Knight I wanted to read this book as I have Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. The book is fairly modern and has interesting and ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgements
10
Introduction
12
1 What is Hypermobility Syndrome?
14
2 Symptoms of HMS
25
3 Diagnosis of HMS
48
4 Children and HMS
62
5 Adolescents and HMS
76
6 Pain Management and Adults and HMS
86
8 Menstruation Pregnancy Childbirth and the Menopause and HMS
128
9 Psychological Support and HMS
139
10 Dancers and HMS
156
11 Therapeutic Support Management and HMS
190
References
219
Resources
228
Subject Index
232
Author Index
238

7 Other Related Physical Conditions and HMS
110

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