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    DescriptionPeople with Hypermobility Syndrome (HMS), including Ehlers-Danlos type Hypermobility Syndrome, have a larger range of joint movement than is typical, which can cause pain and fatigue despite an outward appearance of good health. This book is the complete guide to living with and managing HMS, and is packed with ideas that can help to alleviate suffering and facilitate a happy and healthy everyday life. This book covers everything from recognising symptoms and obtaining initial diagnosis to living with the condition on a daily basis and managing its negative effects. The author, who has HMS herself, looks at how the condition affects children and adolescents, before moving on to explore pain management (including the use of physiotherapy, pilates and a selected range of complementary health therapies), pregnancy, physical and psychological aspects of the condition, and how it widely affects dancers and other performance artists. Wider conditions that encompass Hypermobility Syndrome are also touched upon, including Fibromyalgia and IBS. This book will be a must for anybody who suffers, or suspects they might be suffering from, Hypermobility Syndrome. It will also be of interest to their families and friends, and professionals working with the condition.


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    Title
    A Guide to Living with Hypermobility Syndrome
    Subtitle
    Bending without Breaking
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Isobel Knight
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 422 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848190689
    ISBN 10: 1848190689
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.5
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    Libri: I-PI
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26960
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    BIC subject category V2: VFJD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 420
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MED092000
    DC22: 616.72
    BISAC V2.8: HEA000000
    DC22: 616.7/2
    LC classification: RC933 .K55 2011
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 616.72
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: VFJD
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
    Imprint name
    Singing Dragon
    Publication date
    15 August 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Isobel Knight completed her MSc in Dance Science at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2009, and now works as a Manager in the clinic there, also giving lectures on Hypermobility Syndrome from time to time. She has Hypermobility Syndrome, and is a practising Bowen Therapist and life coach. She lives in South London.
    Table of contents
    Introduction.; 1. What is Hypermobility Syndrome?; 2. Symptoms.; 3. Diagnosis.; 4. Children and HMS.; 5. Adolescents and HMS.; 6. Adults and HMS - and Pain Management.; 7. Hormones and Pregnancy and HMS.; 8. HMS and other related conditions - physical.; 9. HMS and psychological management.; 10. Dancers and HMS.; 11. HMS and Therapeutic Support Management. References. Index.