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#EDSFitTip – the Hip Hinge

(Top left pic is proper form for hip hinge – others are examples of going too far) The “hip hinge” is the perfect natural movement exercise that can be done easily. The point is to feel and learn how to engage the muscles that attach to your pelvis/SI joint and knees and to help prevent […]

Physical Therapy and Manual Release of the Masseter Muscle in Individuals with Hypermobility Syndrome/Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS)

The masseter muscles — responsible for “mastication,” or chewing. Our masseter muscles are also part of a bigger, more complex muscular network that links to many other muscles in our bodies. Masseter muscles help keep the head on the spine, the joints of the head and neck in place, and stay in communication with other […]

Fascia = connective tissue = the glue that holds our bodies together = EVERYWHERE in our bodies!

Someone in the EDS Hacks FB group posted an excellent article the other day. The woman who posted the article commented that reading articles like the one below help her better understand what is going on with her body; thus, helping her find appropriate ways to help alleviate her symptoms. And we couldn’t agree more. […]

Calf Raises – The Miracle Movement 

#Just5Minutes – even in the OR Calf raises are a great way to build strength in your feet, ankles, and calves. They also help keep blood from pooling in your legs, because when your muscles contract, they help pump your blood around your body (i.e. back up from your legs). Exercises that are thought to […]

EDS on a cellular level and why it’s important to “Moving your DNA.”

EDS on a cellular level and why it’s important to “Moving your DNA.” What does Natural Movement Training (NMT) have to do with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), or more specifically collagen and connective tissue? And how does having EDS affect our connective tissues on a cellular level? I have to say .. a lot. Natural Movement […]

Wellapalooza 2015 – Saturday, November 14th, 2015. Bethesda, MD

Wellapalooza 2015 When: Saturday, November 14th, 2015. Where: Bethesda, MD Time: 10-6pm Who: Dr. Theo & more (full schedule will be announced soon) Why: Because we all need to learn how to move better, eat healthier and chill out. What does Wellapalooza mean? The coolest integrative health conference that incorporates EDS, MCAD and related conditions […]

Our first Moving Naturally with Hypermobility Seminar – June 18th, 2015

Moving Naturally with Hypermobility seminar On June 18th, 2015, we gave our first Moving Naturally with Hypermobility Seminar. This seminar was put together as a partnership between myself and two local DPTs, Chris Gnip and Victor Chang.  Chris is someone I have personally been working with, after trying to find a PT who really did understand […]

June 18th, 2015 – Moving Naturally with Hypermobility seminar presentations – Kendra

June 18th, 2015 – Moving Naturally with Hypermobility seminar presentations – Kendra’s presentation slides   Moving Naturally with Hypermobility 2015 June Pres

The Brighton Criteria for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Brighton Criteria for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome In the last 1990’s, the 1997 Nosology outlined new diagnostic criteria for all Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes. As a result, The Brighton Criteria for Ehlers-Danlos was developed as a revision to the previously described types of Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes. EDS categorization went from types to using names such as EDS Hypermobility Type instead […]

Our SOS Media, LLC releases debut anthology in the Our Stories of Strength series

Our SOS Media, LLC releases debut anthology in the Our Stories of Strength series Per announcement on Strength/Flexibility/Health/EDS’s website: “It’s here! Our Stories of Strength – Living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome in PRINT is available! Something incredible happened today… It’s almost surreal. A few key happenings behind-the-scenes led to this very moment: Our Stories of Strength […]