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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!

Prior to coming to Rock Run I had horrible experiences with physical therapy. Coming here they have made my entire experience fun, they give great quality care and are very friendly. They actually care about how you feel and you are not just a number.

5 Stars

Rachelle D. 2020

— Rachelle D., Posted August 7, 2020

I injured my left ACL racing BMX bikes at age 40 (not smart). My surgeon replaced my ACL and I started PT here shortly after. I had my first appointment with Brenda and she did a wonderful job listening to my concerns and most importantly my goals. She beat my knee the first visit, which was VERY unpleasant but necessary. Fast forward 6 weeks, and I have my full range of motion back. I can golf, ride bikes with my kids, and walk all day. When I finally make it big BMX racing in my 40’s, I’ll have a Rock Run sticker on my helmet.

10 Stars!!

Dan M. 2020

— Dan M., Posted August 7, 2020

I came to Rock Run PT from another PT office because I was not progressing fast enough. When I came to Rock Run PT and told them my issue, they started me out with small weights and my progression started. I improved my strength in my arm and shoulder. This was after the 8th surgery and with one arm. I had to improve my strength so I could do my daily workout in my 1/5th acre garden.

5 Stars

Patrick H. 2020

— Patrick H., Posted August 7, 2020

Rock Run Physical Therapy is the best on physical therapy it is the only place where I have had complete success. This is the best place and staff! Thanks to Brenda and the rest of the staff I didn’t have to have surgery for a frozen shoulder and they have made my life so much better because of this!

5 Stars

Roxanne S. 2020

— Roxanne S., Posted August 3, 2020

I was being seen for a torn MCL. Josh did a great job evaluating the issue and then designing a recovery program. I feel my knee is much stronger than before the injury. Everyone on the staff has been great. Very accommodating and understanding. Thank you for everything.

5 Stars

Scott T. 2020

— Scott T., Posted August 1, 2020

My experience at Rock Run has been amazing. When I first started coming to PT, I had a lot of pain in my hips and had a hard time walking/running.  After working with Brittnee, she showed me things I could do to strengthen my muscles. I have never felt better and my hips feel great. I can go on walks and runs now without pain!

-Jazmin S.

5 Stars

— Jazmin S., Posted July 29, 2020

I have had such an amazing experience at Rock Run. Everyone is so nice and I am so happy with how much happier I am with my ankle motion. Josh and Amanda have done such a great job at pushing me and helping me do things that I never would have been able to do on my own. I definitely struggled with walking and moving around before but I am moving much better and can do so much more. I am so thankful for everything that the employees at Rock Run have helped me accomplish. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is in need of Physical Therapy.

5 Stars

Kalista N. 2020

— Kalista N., Posted July 28, 2020

My experience at Rock Run and working with Jerrin has been a relief. I have regained my range of motion to allow activities to be enjoyed again. I have enjoyed the personal interaction with each of the staff. I will highly recommend Rock Run to others! I just feel better!

-Mark R.

5 Stars

— Mark R, Posted July 21, 2020

Very positive experience all around. At the beginning, I had a lot of pain when performing basic activities, like walking or going up stairs. I was very skeptical about the benefits that physical therapy could provide.

The exercises performed here took my body out of the comfort zone and were very awkward at first. However, after three weeks, I have seen amazing improvement. The pain level in my daily life and activities has dropped significantly and I can now say that I feel healthy again.

5 Stars

Travis G. 2020

— Travis G., Posted July 20, 2020

When I first came to physical therapy, I was having difficulty functioning at all because of my back. After two visits I was feeling so much better! I could not believe the difference! I loved that all the staff were focused on teaching me how to take care of my back, so I could do everything on my own. I even graduated early because my back was so much better!

5 Stars                                 Deanna B. 2020

— Deanna B., Posted July 17, 2020

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