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Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes


Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS) are a group of connective tissue disorders with abnormalities in the function of collagen. As of 2017, there are 13 subtypes of EDS. The subtypes include:

– Hypermobile
– Classical
– Vascular
– Kyphoscoliosis
– Arthrochalasia
– Dermatosparaxis
– Brittle Cornea Syndrome
– Classical-like
– Spondylodysplastic
– Musculocontractural
– Myopathic
– Periodontal
– Cardiac-valvular

As physical therapists, we cannot provide you with a diagnosis regarding your specific type of EDS, however, we can provide you with a diagnosis regarding your specific movement impairments that are impacting your function.

A commonality between all the types of EDS is generalized hypermobility in the joints of the body. When a joint becomes hypermobile, other segments surrounding the joint may become hypomobile impacting functional movement and potentially contributing to pain. Through the physical therapy assessment, we can provide a comprehensive assessment of your specific movement patterns, your muscular strength/neuromuscular control as well as your joint function.
Following the assessment, we’ll work with you to establish an exercise program that teaches your body to move more efficiently and effectively to reduce the frequency of subluxation and reduce overall joint pain. Your treatment will continue to adapt as you progress through therapy. Our goal is to help you return to the things you love to do!


The patients with an ankle fracture have successful outcomes with physical therapy and rehabilitation treatment at Therapy SPOT – Bellaire “Therapy SPOT – Bellaire”. Located in the Bellaire neighborhood of Houston TX. Call us at 832-588-3552, email our office manager at [email protected] or complete the online form Here.

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