Learn to identify and effective manage hypermobility in children in this online course powered by Physiopedia.
Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (BJHS) sits under the umbrella of hereditary connective tissue disorders alongside Ehler-Danlos Syndrome, Marfan Syndrome and Osteogenesis Imperfect. Unlike the other connective tissue disorders, BJHS is a condition which causes musculoskeletal symptoms in hypermobile patients without other rheumatological features being present. It’s primary symptoms is symptomatic hypermobility of multiple joints and is associated with arhtralgia, poor exercise tolerance and recurrent subluxations.
It is a complicated disorder to diagnose and manage as it relies heavily on a ‘rule out’ diagnosis which means presentation often occurs a long time before diagnosis but thankfully in the case of BJHs it is non-progressive and non-inflammatory however that doesn’t stop irreversible damage from occurring to joints before management can take place.
After completing this new and exciting course created by expert Tracy Prowse, you will learn how to describe the epidemiology of the syndrome and recognise the key symptoms of BJHS enabling you to treat the syndrome before lasting joint damage takes place. Tracy will take you through effective differential diagnosis, assessment measures as well as evidence based intervention for paediatric patients.