Aim
To present current perspectives on assessment and management of Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder, including discussion around the new classification system.
Learning Outcomes
  • Have an understanding of the pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnostic criteria of children and adult with Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome / Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder and associated co morbidities
  • Apply advanced clinical reasoning and skills in the assessment and management ofHypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome / Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder and comorbidities for therapists in the context of the evolving evidence base and contemporary theory, with particular referral to the hand and wrist
  • Be able to select suitable outcome measures aligned to the WHO International Classification of Functioning Framework
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Timetable
  • 9:00am - Registration and welcome. Joint Hypermobility Syndrome/ Ehlers Danlos Syndrome – Hypermobility Type within the context of the hereditary disorders of connective tissue: epidemiology, aetiology, diagnosis and comorbidities.
  • 10:45 - Morning Tea
  • 11.00 - Assessment principles including outcome measures
  • 12:45 - Lunch
  • 13.15 - Principles of management
  • 14.45 - Afternoon Tea
  • 15.15 - Clinical scenarios and application for practice
  • 16.45 - Evaluation
  • 17:00 - Close

Lessons

Lesson 1: Hypermobility? What's all the fuss about? Preview 3 min
  • Lesson 2: What is connective tissue? 5 min
  • Lesson 3: What is joint hypermobility and why look for it? 5 min
  • Lesson 4: Measuring Hypermobility 0 min