Blog – Physiotherapy for Hypermobility…and some personal thoughts

When I was still a physiotherapy student almost ten years ago, I don’t remember being taught much about hypermobility. At most we were shown a Powerpoint slide about the Beighton scoring system to screen for hypermobility, but much was unknown about the correlation between hypermobility and the other medical conditions associated with it that canContinue reading “Blog – Physiotherapy for Hypermobility…and some personal thoughts”

Blog – Hypermobility, Marfan Syndrome, and Headaches

Background This narrative review by Martin VT & Neilson D (2014) is on the relevant research related to headaches associated with Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS) and Marfan syndrome as these were the most studied Connective Tissue Disorders (CTDs) in current literature. This paper was published in the Headache journal by the American Headache Society. TheContinue reading “Blog – Hypermobility, Marfan Syndrome, and Headaches”

Blog – Can shoulder exercises strengthen the neck?

A study by Rahnama L et al in 2015 was done to assess the thickness of the deep stabilising extensor muscles of the neck (cervical multifidus muscle, CMM) whilst contracting their shoulder muscles in 6 different directions. The study compared the contraction of the CMM using a diagnostic ultrasound device between 20 healthy men, andContinue reading “Blog – Can shoulder exercises strengthen the neck?”