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In this article, there are some different types of techniques you can utilize for different situations when lifting weights. Read on to learn more and then start to apply them when you need them. Practicing lifting weight Anytime you are practicing, use very minimal weight, and focus on your movement first. After you are comfortable […]Read More
Posture and positioning are two of the main things that you can do to control your pain and symptoms best. Read on to learn more about how positioning and posture can help you manage your alignment and symptoms. Better position equals less strain An important thing to keep in mind is that the better your […]Read More
When managing hypermobility symptoms, is it better to use heat or ice? In this blog post, I’ll cover when to use heat instead of ice and best practices when using both techniques. Use ice for nerve pain. Use heat when ice is not helping. Alternate for better results. Heat or Ice for acute injuries When […]Read More
Walking with hypermobility is often something that we pay little attention to. When it’s easy for our bodies to do, we take for granted how natural it comes to most of us. But, when it comes to hypermobility, the way that we walk is extremely important. The way that we walk is significantly related to […]Read More
Strength training with hypermobility is much different than it is for those who are not hypermobile. In this article, I discuss the basic steps to follow when strength training with hypermobility. Strengthening is a must Strength train three days a week Always make strengthening your focus Good stability and technique is paramount Move the weight […]Read More
It’s important to incorporate daily exercises for hypermobility. These should be daily exercises in a controlled way that cover several of the essential muscle groups. While you can do more, start with getting good control of these muscles. These exercises require minimal equipment and allow you to focus on finding the right muscles and getting […]Read More
May is Hypermobility and EDS Awareness Month, and with that, I want to touch on how to explain your complex condition accurately and effectively to friends and family in order to raise awareness. In this article, I’ll discuss a few different tactics to help you accurately and effectively explain your condition and symptoms to others. […]Read More
A question that I am frequently asked is, “what are the best balance training tools for hypermobility?” Those of us with hypermobility know that balance is extremely important. And, if you’re at all familiar with my program, you probably know that focusing on your stability with your balance is of the utmost importance for your […]Read More
Balance and stability impact those with hypermobility. Balance and stability help control your position and help create stability with movement. Being able to own your space is very important, and balance focuses on not allowing your environment to dictate how you move. How Our Environment Impacts Our Hypermobility We live in a world that has […]Read More
Setting yourself up for success may seem like a broad concept, but it really can be simplified down to making your daily life as easy as possible. And, by doing so, you’re committing to caring for yourself with a regular exercise program and maintaining a good diet and good mental health. Get help with the […]Read More
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Kate Skinner is a Doctor in Physical Therapy, co-founder of Great Divide Physical Therapy, and creator of Hypermobility Solution.