Being hypermobile usually puts you in one of two camps:
- you are incredibly bendy, excel at yoga and other stretchy things, and hardly ever feel the pull of a stretch everyone else complains about
- your body is super tight (and often painful) in some places because it’s trying to create the stability your joints lack
I was a #1 for the longest time – and in the most amount of pain when I was at my most flexible.
Hypermobility is a complex topic, with lots of evolving terminology, multiple related medical diagnoses, and new published research.
And if you find that stretching isn’t relieving your pain, understanding hypermobility may be the key to moving better and feeling better.
So if you think you might be hypermobile (or work with clients who are), then today’s episode is for you!
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What you’ll lean from this episode:
- What it means to be hypermobile
- Different types of hypermobility on the spectrum
- Why adding strength training is the key to better joint stability (and less pain), especially if you’re living in a bendy body
- How to Find Neutral Spine
- Functional Crawling Patterns
- Glute and Hamstring warmup
- The Beighton Score as a measure of generalised joint hypermobility (Rheumatology International)
- Diagnosis and Management of Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders in Primary Care (Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
- Muscle strength, muscle power and body composition in college-aged young women and men with Generalized Joint Hypermobility (PLOS ONE)
- 30 days to more strength + flexibility with the Mobility Mastery Toolkit
- Movement Mavens has the tools and strategy to support you on your path to enjoying life without pain – www.aewellness.com/mavens
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