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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    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!

    I have been coming to Rock Run for six years now but last year I had reverse shoulder replacement in February and a knee replacement in July. I have been coming to therapy since March of this year. Josh has been my main therapist but all of them have worked with me. I’m very pleased with their treatments and helping me. I not only feel they are the best but have become very good friends with them all. They are kind, considerate and professional. Actually, I will miss them.

    5 Stars

    Dorothy N. 2020

    — Dorothy N., Posted January 6, 2021

    Thank you so much! It was so painful to do most any movement especially after surgery. Now I’m walking, bending over and on my way to doing most whatever I want. I’m looking forward to many fun pain free activities. You’re all awesome, friendly and kind. I’ve really enjoyed my visits here.

    Thanks for a Covid FREE environment!!

    5 Stars

    Mary S. 2020

    — Mary S., Posted January 6, 2021

    I was so worried about physical therapy after my shoulder surgery. I had heard stories and thought I would be in constant pain. I’m so glad I was wrong! Brenda and Bailee were amazing and I was never uncomfortable or in pain. Not to mention they are awesome ladies. Everyone at Rock Run took great care of me. I am so glad I came here!

    5 Stars

    Donna B. 2020

    — Donna B., Posted December 30, 2020

    Rock Run is a great place to get PT. the people are very friendly. They get you to your goals by using the best exercises for you. It’s fun coming to PT! They treat you like family and tell you great stories. Highly recommended!

    5 Stars

    Kathy T. 2020

    — Kathy T., Posted December 20, 2020

    My experience at Rock Run has been amazing. I couldn’t have expected anything more out of physical therapy. Jerrin and Brittnee helped me gain my confidence back, and have helped me back to a level of activity I had been missing for over a year. Some days seemed like torture, which I’m sure they enjoyed, but it was absolutely worth it in the end.

    5 Stars

    -Terrance W.

    — Terrance W., Posted December 11, 2020

    I can’t stress enough how great everyone at Rock Run Physical Therapy has been. When I came to see them this time around, I was in so much pain, every step was excruciating and I couldn’t stand for more than 15 minutes at a time, and I was icing my foot for hours a day. Now I can stand and walk around for hours at a time with virtually no pain. I am able to play with my granddaughter and chase her around the house. I love Rock Run Physical Therapy this is the only place I will come to for physical therapy.

    5 Stars

    Monica B. 2020

    — Monica B., Posted December 10, 2020

    I really enjoyed therapy. I was excited to come. They were good to work with me and around my schedule when I had to reschedule. They were patient and encouraging and knew my limitations.

    5 Stars

    Alma H. 2020

    — Alma H., Posted December 7, 2020

    How can I express my satisfaction, 10/10, 5 stars. By far the best physical therapy clinic ever! The staff is friendly and professional and always helpful. I will always come back if needed, loyal client for life.

    5 Stars

    -Karena S.

    — Karena S., Posted December 7, 2020

    One day I awoke in the morning and found I could not walk upright, but pain in the lower back and joints felt debilitating. All day I worked to loosen up and straighten up but could not. So, I called Rock Run PT where I have found help for injuries and recovering from past surgery on my rotator cuff, and knee. Once again, the people at Rock Run were very kind and professional in assessing my needs and beginning a PT program that has reversed my bent over body to being fully functional again. Thankful for Josh, Don, Amanda, Brandon, the receptionists – all wonderful people who make Rock Run a positive experience for those who need it!

    5 Stars

    Darrel T. 2020

    — Darrel T., Posted November 30, 2020

    I had a lot of back pain when I first came in. I feel so much better now. I can climb stairs without pain and walk a good distance. That was my goal – to become a walker again! Thank you all so much.

    5 Stars

    Mary M. 2020

    — Mary M., Posted November 25, 2020

    First off, you guys are awesome! I hurt my knee August 13th, not sure what I did. I rested it for about 5 days, it was so swollen and painful. It did ease a little over time. I saw your ad on Facebook and decided I’d had enough pain. I really didn’t think it would feel this good again. I teach dance and tumbling, up and down a lot. It was hard not to be able to do my regular routine, it hurt to walk, to bend my knee, to go up and down stairs. It was hard to sleep. But now, amazing! Thank you so much for finding what worked. Ive always been grateful our bodies can heal if given a chance. I would recommend and encourage everyone I know to come here. Thank you Brenda, Bailee and JT.

    5 Stars

    Nicole C. 2020

    — Nicole C., Posted November 23, 2020

    A+ experience! Excellent communication, transparent plans for improvement and a great environment! I’ve gained more mobility, lessened pain, and am excited to keep my progress!


    5 Stars

    -Cliff C.


    — Cliff C., Posted November 23, 2020

    When I first came to Rock Run Physical Therapy, I was in a lot of pain with my shoulder. I would avoid using it as much as possible. Now, at the end of my sessions, I am experiencing very little pain. Everyone at Rock Run has been very friendly and professional. They listen to my issues with my shoulder and try different techniques and methods to alleviate the pain. I would highly recommend them to anyone wanting to live a pain-free life!

    -Lara B.

    5 Stars

    — Lara B., Posted November 19, 2020

    I have enjoyed my stay here. I wish all my friends could have this experience. I feel sooo much better because of my time here!! Everyone is so thoughtful and caring! I will miss all of you!!

    5 Stars

    Stella S. 2020

    — Stella S., Posted November 17, 2020

    “Well first and foremost, I want to thank Brenda and Bailee, and the whole staff at Rock Run Syracuse, for the hospitality and their service they’ve provided. It’s truly a pleasure to meet people like that. Before I got to rock Run, I wasn’t prepared for it, but during and after the time there I felt good.”

    5 Stars                                   Tofili E. 2020

    — Tofili E., Posted November 16, 2020

    I came to Rock Run after having shoulder replacement surgery. The staff immediately made me feel comfortable and confident I would have a well-functioning shoulder joint. Just a few months later and I do. Loved the warm, friendly and professional staff. Jerrin, Brittnee and Sara are all the best! Their knowledge and techniques are right on the mark and definitely just what I needed. Thanks to all at Rock Run.

    -Barbara L.

    5 Stars

    — Barbara L., Posted November 7, 2020

    From my first phone call to setting up and scheduling appointments, for the prehab work, to the actual physical therapy experience, Rock Run is an exemplary team of great professionals. Josh and staff, you’re the BEST and I really appreciate all of the help you gave me on my pre and post knee replacement journey. I am feeling stronger every day! Thank you all so much!!!

    5 Stars

    Jill R. 2020

    — Jill R., Posted November 6, 2020

    Rock Run, and specifically Jerrin and Brittnee saved me. Before therapy I was limping and in pain! I worked with Rock Run for pre-op therapy to prepare for a total knee replacement, and then after the surgery for recovery. I believe the physical therapy I received through Rock Run accelerated my recovery and after 6 weeks post-op, my surgeon said I had met the 3-month goals! Thanks Rock Run, Jerrin, Brittnee and all!

    -Lynette G.

    5 Stars

    — Lynette G., Posted November 6, 2020

    Had a lot of tension in neck. Had hard time moving it from side to side. Started therapy with bands, heat, and stretches. After 2 weeks twice a week I could feel a difference. Less neck pain and able to move neck a lot better. Also started the dry needling and I loved that so after 6 weeks twice a week I have very little to no neck pain or headaches (didn’t mention that above – neck pain caused headaches). I would recommend Rock Run to anyone who needs therapy. The whole staff is so nice and always so friendly. Thanks Rock Run for all your help. Now I can do my exercises at home to keep up my health (no more neck or headache pain).

    5 Stars

    Amanda H. 2020

    — Amanda H., Posted November 2, 2020

    I was having pain and tingling/numbness in my left arm. I had a lot of discomfort, which intensified with my sleep. After working with Josh for about six weeks, the pain is gone, tingling is minimal, my neck is more flexible, and I’m feeling great! My sleep is undisturbed. Thanks Rock Run for making this a safe place where I can come to get the help I needed. And Josh – you’re the best!

    5 Stars

    Ruth C. 2020

    — Ruth C., Posted November 1, 2020

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