How Physical Therapy Can Help with Your Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

How Physical Therapy Can Help with Your Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Joint hypermobility diseases, like Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), pose unique challenges for maintaining healthy physical activity. If you have EDS, your connective tissues are abnormally loose, resulting in hyperflexibility in your joints. EDS can also result in chronic pain and skin fragility.

At Momentum Physical TherapyTanya Balakrishnan, MPT, and her skilled team provide personalized care and support to new and existing patients with EDS from the location in the Sawtelle neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

The Momentum Physical Therapy team specializes in physical therapy for people living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. We can help you understand how physical therapy can improve your health and quality of life and design a physical therapy plan that will work for you.

The challenges of life with EDS

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome can complicate your life in many ways. Joint hypermobility is no laughing matter! In addition to chronic pain, your risk for early onset arthritis is heightened. Recurring dislocations can compromise the stability of your joints and overstretch your skin, resulting in fragility and scarring.

You need to work with an expert to protect and support your body if you’re living with this condition.

How physical therapy can help with EDS

Physical activity can provide therapeutic benefits for people living with EDS if you know the correct activities to focus on. Physical therapy helps you learn more about your unique needs and risks. And, physical therapy support remains available to you at every stage of healing and at every activity level.

Complex joint conditions like Ehlers-Danlos syndrome require specialized treatment. At Momentum Physical Therapy, our EDS treatment draws from Pilates methodology to create a gentle rehabilitative experience. Our customized approach to care means that we can adjust your physical therapy program as needed.

Your physical therapy treatment plan for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome at Momentum Physical Therapy could include:

We also offer post-rehabilitation fitness programs to keep you healthy.

The EDS support you need

The licensed physical therapists at Momentum Physical Therapy can diagnose your physical challenges related to EDS. We specialize in restoring and maintaining your joints’ full function and mobility. With our care, you can engage in healthy physical activity without increasing your pain, promoting wellness for your body and mind.

It takes time to build strength and stabilize joints when you’re living with EDS. Our team at Momentum Physical Therapy monitors your activity to ensure that you’re not experiencing any unintended damage or complications.

To learn more about your personalized and fully supported physical therapy plan through Momentum Physical Therapy, schedule your initial consultation appointment with a member of our team today. Book your session online or over the phone now.

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