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Support Calls & Consultations

Are you hypermobile and lost on what to do?

I am a coach and a hypermobile human (hEDS), who has spent decades in consults with various professionals and in continuing education on health & movement. Like many others trying to manage life in a wiggly body, I've tried every movement or nutrition protocol I can get my hands on and have met dead ends and successes alike along the way. My professional goal is to help others avoid the pitfalls of mismanaged health and assist in finding daily tools to support every body.

If you have hEDS, or suspect you're on the hypermobility spectrum and would like to discuss movement, nutrition, or habit-based management strategies, I can help. I will point you in the right direction if something is out of my scope of practice, and will share what resources I have for your particular needs.

Consults and support calls are either 30 or 60minutes in length and are conducted via Zoom. These include a follow up email with a summary of our discussion and resources.

Please note, I do not provide medical advice- anything regarding medications or the like should be taken up with your primary care provider.

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I started working with Freyja nearly 2 years ago when I needed help: I had been struggling to manage my hypermobility by myself and by exploring different programs, but I would get to a certain point and would regress back into pain again. I felt very low and was at the point where I was finding it very difficult to trust and feel safe in my body. Freyja is very supportive and knowledgeable; she has guided me and supported me through a program to slowly build strength, stability and mobility back into my system in a way that aligns with my own personal practice. I love how I can blend this into my everyday routines and have started to feel so much more confident and safe in my body. I've reached a level where I’m learning new skills that I never thought was possible even in my late 40’s. It is a testament to Freyja’s dedication to her work.
Natasha Whelan, Nourish Yoga Therapy

"When you hear the sound of hooves, think horses, not zebras.”

People with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome are known as medical zebras after having adopted this identity world-wide to bring greater awareness to this rare condition.

In medicine, the term “zebra” is used in reference to a rare disease or condition: doctors are taught this phrase in school to avoid misdiagnosing patients. Unfortunately, Ehlers-Danlos Hypermobility is challenging to diagnose at best with it's scattered and variable symptoms.

 

hEDS (Ehlers-Danlos Hypermobility Type) is an inherited connective tissue disorder, caused by defects in collagen formation, resulting in hyperextensible skin, tissues, and joints. While being the least severe type of EDS, it is multisystemic in nature and the impact is not limited strictly to joint hypermobility and musculoskeletal problems. Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD) can be just as severe as hEDS though are not currently known to be inherited.

Move Daily is striving to bring greater attention to managing Hypermobility as seen in both hEDS or Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD). Chronic pain, acute injuries, anxiety, depression, digestive upset, high stress, kinesiophobia, and loss of quality of life are among the few things that can impact someone with hEDS or HSD. Treatment and management are generally focused on preventing severe complications, managing pain, and retaining or improving quality of life.

This site is intended solely to share personal strategies & experiences in working with hypermobile populations and encouraging discussion to bring awareness to hEDS and HSD.

*NBThe Content on movewelldaily.com is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your health and/or a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Every hEDS and HSD patient is unique in their needs.

 

Why hEDS & HSD matters to Move Daily

Move Daily's co-founder, Freyja Spence, has been problem-solving her own hypermobility from an early age. Over the years she learned that she needed to experiment with a multitude of movement modalities simply to keep herself able to do the things that she loves. This personal experience influenced her to pursue her education in Human Kinetics and, further to that, a career in strength & conditioning. Having worked in both clinical & performance settings, her focus has been on rehabilitation and building strength to help others mitigate further injury, living strong and pain-free lives.
Although an underlying collagen disorder had been suggested numerous times throughout her adult life, it wasn't until 2017 at the age of 32 that Freyja received a diagnosis of hEDS. This finally explained the constellation of pathologies that she'd been managing her entire life, from allergies, subluxations & inexplicably-spontaneous injuries, to insomnia and the multitude of "bonus" symptoms associated with flower-like collagen. Freyja is now a major advocate for the hEDS & HSD communities, bringing awareness to the under-diagnosed disorder and leading by example on how to be your own hero.

I have hEDS

If you have hEDS or HSD, the following posts are intended to share personal strategies for management, movement, and humour.

Every hEDS and HSD patient is unique in their needs and nothing contained on movewelldaily.com should substitute medical advice. 

Top 5 hEDS & HSD Considerations: Hormonal Cycles

  Part 1 of the Top-5 Ehlers-Danlos Hypermobility Considerations discussed Stress & Anxiety and the impact adrenaline plays in symptom exacerbation. Part 2 takes into consideration hormonal cyles in the body, namely those involved in the female menstrual cycle. While … Read More

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Living with Hypermobility: hEDS & HSD Management

One of the topmost questions I get asked by clients with hypermobility (inclusive of hEDS & HSD) is how to go about managing a “normal” day. Flares associated with hypermobility come and go and require their own set of management … Read More

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A loved one has hEDS

If you have a loved one with hEDS, the following posts are intended to share a collection of personal experiences, information resources, and support for families.

Every hEDS and HSD patient is unique in their needs and nothing contained on movewelldaily.com should substitute medical advice. 

Top 5 Ehlers-Danlos Hypermobility Considerations: Stress & Anxiety

Ehlers-Danlos Hypermobility Syndrome (hEDS) and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD) are a relatively new area of medicine despite having been first discovered in the early 1900s. While current research is focused on expediting the diagnosis process for hEDS (it typically takes … Read More

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The Benefits of hEDS

Living with a syndrome that challenges the structural integrity of every tissue in the body can make it hard to look on the bright side, let alone focus on any small benefits of hEDS (Hypermobility Type Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome). As with … Read More

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Hypermobility EDS & HSD Support Strategies

Ehlers-Danlos Hypermobility or Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders can be complex and confusing at the best of times. What worked yesterday as a strategy for symptoms may not work tomorrow and vice versa. That said, family and friends can play an immensely … Read More

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