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8/15/13 8:05 A

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My DS(16) is hypermobile and he is an elite athlete. The one thing he has to really work on is strengthening the muscles around the joints to help support them and prevent injury. The physiotherapist has been instrumental in designing a program for him that works on these muscles. He incorporates those exercises into his training regime with his trainers.

My advice to you is to meet regularly with a physiotherapist to design a program that works for you. Being hypermobile can make you more susceptible to injury.

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8/15/13 7:28 A

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I'd recommend asking your doctor for a referral to see a physical therapist. That person can help design an exercise program specific to your needs.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

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8/15/13 2:25 A

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Hi everyone,
I've been having a hard time getting started to exercise again after a lengthy time off with rib/shoulder injuries. I've lost a lot of muscle tone, but am determined to get back in shape.
I keep starting with what I think is simple, easy(ish) exercise, but keep getting stopped in my tracks by pain. My doctor has just told me that I have hypermobility in several joints.
So how do I build up the muscle to help protect those joints, without injuring them further. Any specific program or exercise recommendations would really be appreciated.
(Of particular concern are ribs, shoulders, and hips)
Thank you for pointing me in the right direction!

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