Enhance Physiotherapy is pleased to offer our patients treatments and other options for management of chronic health conditions such as benign hypermobility syndrome, fibromyalgia and other rheumatoid and body disorders, as part of our comprehensive services.
Benign Hypermobility Syndrome, or BJHS is a connective tissue disorder that can lead to hypermobility, where musculoskeletal symptoms occur without a systematic rheumatologic disease. This syndrome is thought to be an inherited disorder. BJHS clinically presents with hypermobility and pain in multiple joints. It is different from other disorders that cause local joint hypermobility and generalized joint laxity such as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Marfan Syndrome; all of which an Enhance Physiotherapist can help with structuring a treatment plan to suit your individual condition.
When a patient first presents with BJHS the chief complaint is general joint pain so Benign Hypermobility Syndrome can be easily overlooked and not considered in a diagnosis. Here at Enhance Physiotherapy we follow a complete assessment that uses the Beighton criteria to facilitate the diagnosis of BJHS.
Fun Fact – generalized joint laxity is commonly seen in healthy individuals who do not have complaints. Hypermobility that is not associated with systemic disease occurs in 4% to 13% of the population. Hypermobility diminishes with age and it appears to be related to sex and race.
Fibromyalgia, is a common condition that affects a large population. It is characterized by symptoms of widespread pain and tenderness in the body often accompanied by fatigue and problems with concentration. At Enhance Physiotherapy, we offer thorough assessment of pain structures to assist in designing a specific individualized treatment plan to ensure your goals are met and pain is well-managed.
Other Disorders of the body arthritis/rheumatoid arthritis and other such conditions, Enhance Physiotherapy and our highly trained exercise physiologists and physiotherapists are here to help with diagnosis, maintenance, management and giving you the ability to achieve your goals and live your best life. Through individualized treatment plans and programs focusing on your goals; not your limitations of your pain, together, we can achieve anything and everything.
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