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Hypermobility and exercise

I found this interesting article about Pilates and exercise for hypermobile people. I agree that people who may be hypermobile should be careful how they exercise and not re-enforce their hypermobile range.

At London Hand Therapy we focus on strengthening the muscles surrounding the hypermobile joints to maintain a neutral joint position. Splints can be made specially at the clinic to limit hypermobile range and decrease pain and swelling. Therapeutic putty exercises are a useful way of specifically strengthening particular muscles in the hand and forearm.

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/health/article-23870797-if-youre-double-jointed-go-easy-on-the-exercise.do

Posted in NEWS on September 5th 2010

London Hand Therapy:

  • Injury prevention
  • Hand and upper limb assessment and treatment
  • Postoperative management

Hand Therapy is both an art and a rehabilitation science for the upper extremity. The injured limb is evaluated and assessed, and a variety of treatment methods are used to achieve set therapeutic goals.

Hand therapists are qualified Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists who have become skilled in treating upper limb injuries and deformities through further education, training and clinical experience.