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A book for kids living with hypermobility

So, how did the My Bendy Body book for kids living with hypermobility come into being? It was initially an idea that grew from a conversation with a parent about how to explain hypermobility to her daughter without scaring away her zest for life. I was working as a paediatric occupational therapist, and we were […]

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What’s been happening?

You’re probably wondering why things went so quiet over here…. Just in case you haven’t heard, Hypermobility Connect has launched over at www.hypermobilityconnect.com  You should jump on over there and check it out, especially if you have hypermobility yourself – there are lots of good blogs to read. In the coming months, there will be […]

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Something NEW is coming!

If you’re a hypermobility social media lurker, I’m sure you’ve already heard about Hypermobility Connect. If you haven’t… where have you been? Just kidding, it’s OK.   I am about to tell you.   Hypermobility Connect is something that’s coming soon to an internet enabled device near you. This is going to be an ever […]

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Hypermobility and Proprioception: What’s with the clumsiness?

I’ve been asked to comment on the concept of hypermobility and proprioception in children (and adults). This is an interesting topic because once again, we have two ends of a spectrum in people with hypermobility. Those who have good proprioception and those who have terrible proprioception….(and then there are those of us who once had […]

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Hypermobility and self-esteem: When kids are not good at sport

I have been asked to comment on this topic of sport in children with hypermobility and low muscle tone, who aren’t so good at sport. And let me tell you, that would be about half the hypermobile population, so don’t think your child is alone there. Often children with hypermobility have poor coordination skills (see […]

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Part 3: Sport with Hypermobility: Keeping them moving!

What I didn’t really mention in the previous two posts (Part 1 & Part 2) was what to do if your child with hypermobility has to stop playing a particular sport. I’m guessing this might be the situation for a lot of families. The short answer is: keeping them moving. I know all too well […]

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Part 2: Sport with hypermobility – But they’re good at it!

Part 2: My child has hypermobility, and they’re good at sport. Can they still play? Following on from Part 1: Sport with Hypermobility (if you missed it you can catch it here) are some more thoughts on this important topic. 4. Some words of advice (from me & my mum)   Just because your child is really […]

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Part 1: Sport with hypermobility

I often get asked the question: “Can my child still play sport with hypermobility?” It’s never an easy answer.   Negotiating sport with hypermobility is a big topic and its related questions are ones which I cannot answer with any specificity due to the nature of the ‘behind a computer/mobile device screen’ thing that you […]

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Hypermobility in teens: Diagnosis as a teenager

Hypermobility in teens. If you’ve got one, you’re probably hoping someone has some advice for you. I don’t have advice, but I may perhaps be able to share some insight, having been a hypermobile teenager myself. There are benefits and downsides of being diagnosed with hypermobility in different life stages. It’s my personal opinion that […]

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