Managing hEDS & HSD Flares
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Managing hEDS & HSD Flares

The symptoms that beget a flare are not the same across individuals because each person with hEDS or HSD is unique. Flare patterns can be broken or changed no matter how entrenched they may seem within your system. Building the confidence to navigate flares and improve your baseline health will carry over into how well you can get through a flare, how often they occur, and how quickly you can recover from one.

After Diagnosis: hEDS and HSD
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After Diagnosis: hEDS and HSD

A diagnosis of hEDS or HSD isn’t the end of the road If you’ve just received confirmation of your HSD or hEDS diagnosis, you may be wondering what comes next, what needs to change, what the solutions are, or even whether your current state is “as good as it gets”. Depending on your symptoms, you…

Top 5 hEDS & HSD Considerations: Hormonal Cycles
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Top 5 hEDS & HSD Considerations: Hormonal Cycles

  Part 1 of the Top-5 hEDS & HSD 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 working with women in various stages of rehabilitation and high performance, Move Daily’s co-founder…

Living with Hypermobility: hEDS & HSD Management
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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 tools, but learning to thrive within the demands of work and life means figuring out…

Move Daily Health Podcast Episode 42: The Art of Manual Therapy w/Dr. Chris Klachan
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Move Daily Health Podcast Episode 42: The Art of Manual Therapy w/Dr. Chris Klachan

Today we welcome to the show our good friend Dr. Chris Klachan. In this podcast we discuss topics such as: – What to look for in a quality manual therapist – The reality of pain sensation vs. tissue damage – Some great advice for runners – Why you should never totally write off any one…

Top 5 hEDS & HSD Considerations: Movement & Exercise
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Top 5 hEDS & HSD Considerations: Movement & Exercise

As discussed in Parts 1: Stress & Anxiety, Part 2: Hormonal Cycles, and Part 3: Digestive Health, management of Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS) and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD) requires addressing much more than musculoskeletal pain and subluxations/dislocations. That said, managing musculoskeletal pain and the demands of daily movement is of utmost importance, and doing so…

Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos (hEDS): Overcoming Insomnia
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Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos (hEDS): Overcoming Insomnia

For anyone living in chronic pain, restful sleep is a bit of a unicorn. In these cases, insomnia is often rebranded as painsomnia, as a representation for the vicious cycle of pain and chronic fatigue that comes with insomnia. It’s admittedly adding a bit of insult to injury to have sleep – a typically blissful…

Top 5 hEDS & HSD Considerations: Digestive Health
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Top 5 hEDS & HSD Considerations: Digestive Health

As discussed in Parts 1: Stress & Anxiety, and Part 2: Hormonal Cycles, hEDS and HSD management requires addressing more than musculoskeletal pain and subluxations/dislocations. Being that it is a connective tissue disorder, the altered collagen structure can affect all bodily systems including organs. The gastrointestinal system (GI) is one of the most under-reported of…

Hypermobility EDS & HSD Support Strategies
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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 helpful role in pain & symptom management simply by being there. The following 5 key…