Linkfield Physio, Rebecca Gates, advocates physiotherapy for hypermobility
When joints move beyond the normal range of movement this is classified as joint hypermobility. As physiotherapists we are seeing more and more patients with symptoms relating to their hypermobility. It’s really common in the general population.
Is it a bad thing? No, not necessarily. In fact, that extra range could give you an advantage for example, in sports or in music. However joint hypermobility is associated with joint and ligament strains, pain and fatigue. It is also worth considering that it can make recovery from injury slower.
Physiotherapists can help problem solve what you need to do to overcome musculoskeletal symptoms related to hypermobility.