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Physical Therapy for Hypermobility in Utah

Physical Therapy for Hypermobility


Joint hypermobility is a syndrome that affects a variety of bodily systems, particularly the joints, ligaments, and cartilage of the body. Individuals with hypermobility experience a wider range of motion in the joints due to weakness in the ligaments and cartilage surrounding the joints. Hypermobile joints are often referred to as “double jointed” and can be moved into abnormal positions and angles. Individuals with hypermobile joints may be able to easily place their feet over their head, bend their fingers into extreme angles, and bend their knees and elbows backwards.
While a certain degree of hypermobility is common in children, progressive and consistent hypermobility can lead to a variety of negative symptoms, including: joint pain, dislocations, stiffness, recurrent injuries (particularly sprains), fatigue, dizziness and fainting, and digestive problems. The primary concern with hypermobility, however, is joint related. Hypermobile individuals that do not receive treatment can easily injure themselves and may experience chronic pain. Fortunately, physical therapy and strength related exercises can greatly reduce the joint related symptoms of hypermobile individuals. Rock Run is a physical therapy clinic in Utah that specializes in rehabilitation for hypermobile patients.

While every patient has various degrees of hypermobility, customized physical therapy focuses on four areas in order to strengthen the body and reduce extreme ranges of mobility:
  • Muscle Strengthening – Laxity in joints is caused by weak, stretchy ligaments. Strengthening the muscles that surround joints can counteract this weakness. Physical therapy for hypermobile joints focuses on strengthening the body so that the muscles can support the joints and prevent injury.
  • Balance – Joint laxity causes poor coordination as well as weakness, leading to clumsiness and poor balance. At Rock Run, your Utah physical therapist will teach you exercises that improve balance and coordination.
  • Orthotics – For individuals who frequently experience dislocations, braces and other orthotic devices can be used while completing physical therapy. These devices provide additional support for extremely lax joints, making therapy safer and more effective.
  • Manual Therapy – Pain is a common side effect of hypermobility syndrome. Patients may benefit from manual therapies such as massage.

Hypermobility syndrome can drastically affect your wellbeing. Rock Run is a Utah physical therapy clinic that is focused on full body rehabilitation. With help from our experienced therapists, you can improve your well-being. Daily activities don’t need to result in pain – contact our clinic today to speak with one of our Utah physical therapists about hypermobility syndrome rehabilitation.

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Patient Testimonials

We are committed to providing the best physical therapy experience with the highest quality of care for optimal results. See what real patients have to say about us!

Good quality and professional people. The range of exercises are very useful and they were delivered professionally. I appreciate all that has been done for me. This includes the ladies at the from desk.

— William H., Posted April 20, 2020

When I first came to physical therapy, I had lower back pain. After therapy I feel great. Great people.

— Walter D., Posted April 20, 2020

I was pleased with the care at Rock Run. They were courteous, kind, and very professional. They pushed me hard so as to strengthen my knee, and help me get into a good place by the end of my treatments

— Val M., Posted April 20, 2020

It was a great experience, this helped me regain strength in my shoulder. Everyone is helpful and knowledgeable, they are very courteous. I will recommend to any family and friends.

— Terry E., Posted April 20, 2020

This was my very first injury in my life. As scary and unsure about how things can turn out, it was nice to have Brenda and her team be so kind and informative. I was able to schedule around work and get in when needed. I would have liked more goal and advancements in treatments from day to day, but other than that itís been a great time!

— Shannon W., Posted April 20, 2020

After having a third shoulder surgery, I was apprehensive of physical therapy and the results I hoped to achieve. My treatment was better than expected and Iím well on my way to a full recovery. The Rock Run team is very knowledgeable and respectful. I would come back anytime

— Scott J., Posted April 20, 2020

Before I came here I had trouble with a shoulder pain on my right side which made a wing problem. After a few weeks of therapy and on exercise program it started to go away and now feeling much better than I have in 5 months. I am grateful for the specialists that have helped me. Great people

— Richard G., Posted April 20, 2020

I had a great experience with Rock Run Physical Therapy. Professional, knowledgeable and friendly staff. They took the time to get to know me and I felt like I was always in good hands. The physical therapists helped me become more informed with my shoulder issues, and helped me in making decisions for further treatment.

— Randy J., Posted April 20, 2020

Great visit Ė Consistent pain that was present when I first came here is now gone. Hopefully with the exercises I have been given for home, the pain will not return.

— Randal G., Posted April 20, 2020

Fantastic. I started out slow, and over time got stronger and more endurance. Rock Run is super! Three members of my family have been here for treatment and all have liked the experience.

— Ronald W., Posted April 20, 2020

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Balance training has been shown to be an important and effective part of fall prevention with exercises designed to challenge balance while in a safe, controlled environment.

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