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An Introduction to Hypermobility Related Disorders

An Introduction to Hypermobility Related Disorders

An Introduction to Hypermobility Related Disorders

Mar 25, 2024 - 19:30 (EDT)
1 hour


This webinar will describe hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSD) and hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS), the most common heritable connective tissue disorder.

HSD/hEDS affects many tissues in the body, leading to a variety of different systems involved. Furthermore, common comorbidities can complicate presentation and management.

Participants will learn to recognize HSD/hEDS and outline conservative evaluation and management approaches.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinars, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe presentation of patients with hypermobility-related disorders (aka: “hypermobility”)
  2. Identify common comorbidities that may impact healthcare
  3. Outline appropriate clinical reasoning for examination, evaluation and diagnosis of patients with hypermobility
  4. Describe principles of management for this patient population


This webinar is for all healthcare professionals including physiotherapists, chiropractors, occupational therapists, and kinesiologists.


Registration and Replays

There's a maximum of 500 seats available in the webinar room. If you cannot attend live, please do not register. This will allow people who can attend live to ask questions and interact with the instructor.

Please note: This webinar will not be streamed to Embodia's YouTube channel. The only opportunity to join the webinar live is at the time of the webinar. The webinar will be recorded and made available as an on-demand course for free to all Embodia Members - you can view all on-demand courses that are free and specially priced for members by going here. To learn more about Embodia Memberships please visit our pricing page here.

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The instructors
Leslie Russek

Leslie Russek, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, is Professor Emeritus of Physical Therapy at Clarkson University. She is an Orthopaedic Certified Specialist physical therapist with over 30 years of clinical practice experience with 25 years working with patients with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Her research and clinical interests include hypermobile EDS, fibromyalgia, headaches and chronic pain. Prof. Russek has published and presented nationally and internationally on HSD/hEDS, headaches, and chronic pain management.

She is currently co-facilitating the Allied Health Professionals ECHO Telementoring series for EDS in North America and co-leading the Allied Health Working Group of the International Consortium of Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders; she was also a member of the 2021-2022 National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Committee on Selected Heritable Connective Tissue Disorders and Disability.

Although Prof. Russek has retired from academic teaching, she continues to treat patients and lecture to healthcare providers and patient groups.

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