Joint hypermobility can be localized, occurring at a single joint, or it can be widespread, occurring throughout the body. Having slightly increased movement within a single joint does not necessarily lead to pain or dysfunction, but may increase the risk of injury to that specific joint. More often, joint hypermobility becomes problematic when it is generalized and widespread.
Here at PhysioElements, we specialize in treating generalized joint hypermobility, specifically Ehlers Danlos Syndromes and Hypermobile Spectrum Disorder. Physical therapy is the conservative treatment of choice for symptom management of patients with diagnosed or suspected connective tissue disorders. Physical therapy can help improve one’s quality of life by reducing fear associated with movement, improving strength and stability throughout the body, and creating pain management strategies that are effective and straightforward.
Our EDS & Hypermobility Program here at PhysioElements is built in a way to increase accessibility to our EDS/HSD knowledgeable physical therapists through a multitude of tiered services. We have developed a comprehensive regimen that is individualized to you and your specific needs and goals.
Our current services for hypermobility are available both in person and virtually and include:
- Create a conservative pain management plan unique to each client
- Educate for future injury prevention
- Improve functional posture and breathing mechanics
- Improve core stability and trunk strength
- Reduce gripping and tension in the hypermobile body
- Optimize participation in the activities that bring you most joy
We develop a comprehensive program that is individualized to you and take regular re-assessment measurements to keep track of your progress and readjust the program as necessary.
the goals of our program are:
- Improved aesthetic posture
- Improved core stability and trunk strength
- Improved respiratory functions
- Improved spinal pain symptoms
- Decreasing the curve progression
- Optimizing participation in the activities that bring you most joy
Learn more about our upcoming 10 week workshop.
I am a senior citizen who underwent double hip replacements about a year apart, and both times, I was under the care of Nara Yoon, for physical therapy which lasted for several weeks. Both my surgeon and my PCP were totally satisfied with Nara’s care for me. She is a very dedicated, extremely knowledgeable person, and a great asset to her chosen profession. I am very pleased to recommend Nara Yoon to you.”
Unfortunately I’ve had several injuries over the past couple of years that have required the services of a Physical Therapist – but thankfully I’ve had Nara Yoon to turn to for my rehabs. Nara was caring, attentive, and dedicated to getting me all the way back from my injuries. She took her time in explaining her plan for doing the rehab work, paid attention to my needs, concerns, and progress, and provided visual aids to assist me in doing needed exercises at home to augment the work we did together. Although I can’t say I’m looking forward to any future muscle pulls or injury I might have, I do feel good knowing I have Nara in my corner in case I do!
There aren’t enough words to describe how blessed I am to have found Physical Therapist, Nara Yoon, but perhaps, I can communicate in some small way the benefit I have found in being a client. On August 2012, there was a fire in my house and I had to jump out of the second floor window. As a result, I needed to have several surgeries, which included my spinal area and elbow. Even though my back was severely injured, my focus was my elbow, which was left after surgery in an awkward and non functional angle. I couldn’t extend my arm or flex it, leaving me incapacitated when it came to even the simplest household chores as it was my right hand and arm that were affected. Even personal care and hygiene was difficult, leaving me feeling helpless and discouraged. So, it was in this condition that I first met Nara. I found her to be not only skillful and knowledgeable, but kind and compassionate. She showed great patience each time we had a session, and encouraged me to try just a little harder, until I was ultimately successful. I will never forget the moment when I was finally able to touch my face and the joy I felt at the prospect of again becoming more independent. As a busy mom, I literally had no time for being incapacitated and so Nara, in way, helped me to regain my not only my independence but my role as a caregiver. So it is with wholehearted enthusiasm that I recommend Nara as a Physical Therapist. I think that anyone would be fortunate to have her working with them.
I have severe scoliosis and suffer from a horrible pain on my left side due to this condition. I have been going to PhysioElements for over two months now. I have never been so dedicated to improving myself and getting stronger and this is all due to Nara Yoon. The space where I do my physical therapy is so peaceful, clean and a very Zen feeling. She has a beautiful aura about her, very professional, and is an expert in her field. Her office staff is as lovely as she is. I have a long road ahead of me but I know with her dedication and her dedicated staff, that I am on the road to recovery . I highly recommend PhysioElements to anyone who has to heal themselves. You will be getting an excellent experience.
Thank you! Thank you so much for everything you did to help my ankle recover! You are sweet and patient and the best physical therapist I’ve worked with! On Thanksgiving morning, in 25 degrees weather, I was able to run in a 5K Turkey Trot. I finished in my best time yet and I couldn’t have done it without you!
I am so happy I chose to work with Nara. Her knowledge, expertise, and compassion make her an ideal physical therapist. Nara doesn’t simply treat symptoms; she attacks the root of the problem. Her kindness, superior skill and accessibility make her a rare find.