Treatments for EDS -Physical Therapy Treatment for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome or (Joint) Hypermobility Syndrome

Treatment of Hypermobility Syndrome or EDS usually consists of controlling specific signs and symptoms of the condition as well as lifestyle adjustments to prevent injury/complications. Medical and clinical management are done by a doctor specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Education and rehabilitation are necessary to the successful management of EDS.

  • Frequent and regular medical checkup
  • Pain management techniques for soft tissue, myofascial, and chronic pain relief
  • Bracing, splinting or taping to decrease chances of joint dislocation/subluxation and increase joint stability

BEAT Physical Therapy provide a comprehensive and holistic treatment approaches, physical therapy plan of care is specially designed for the patient depending on the subtype of EDS and the signs and symptoms unique to that patient. Supervised rehab, ergonomics, balance, and body mechanics training are advised to improve muscle and bone strength to protect vulnerable joints from injury. 

Resistance Training

  • Low resistance combined with high repetition activities
  • Prescribed PT exercises in addition to low resistance and repetitive training programs to address orthopedic dysfunction and help promote joint stability and improve muscle tone

Aerobic Exercises

  • Bicycling
  • Swimming
  • Walking

Myofascial release techniques

  • Pain relief and management
Physical therapy modalities we apply
  • Cold packs
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Hot packs
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Trigger point dry needling (TDN)
  • Ultrasound
EDS Related Link:
  • Characteristics of ​Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome or EDS
  • ​Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Information and EDS Exercises