Hypermobility here refers to Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS) and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome – Hypermobility Type (EDS-HT), also known as Hypermobile EDS (hEDS).
‘Hypermobility syndrome’ by Julie Barber; on the importance of early diagnosis, describing the typical hypermobility symptoms and stating that the Technique can help.
‘A poignant Friday afternoon in Limerick in August’ by Annie Hogan McWilliams is a personal story by a teacher of the Technique with hypermobility syndrome.
‘An investigation into hypermobility’ by Andy Smith reports on the difference the Technique made to him, and on a new medical trial.
‘Joint hypermobility syndrome: An introduction for Alexander Technique teachers’ by Dr Philip Bull; a consultant rheumatologist covers the typical symptoms of patients with hypermobility, how to recongise them and what is useful.
‘Hypermobility syndrome: A mirror to myself’ by Maddy Paxman; a personal story by a teacher of the Technique with hypermobility syndrome.
‘“Too loose yet too tight”’ by Julie Barber; on working with people with hypermobility, the symptoms and some case histories.
‘AT celebrated at hypermobility masterclass’ by Andy Smith reports on an event organised by Dr Philip Bulll and the hypermobility Syndromes Association (HMSA), and attended by more than 70 medical professionals. The Alexander Technique was presented by Julie Barber, Maddy Paxman and Louise Hemphrey.
‘AT from an EDS perspective: What I wish teachers knew, what I wish students were taught’ by Laura Tuthall covers some potential shortcomings in teaching the Technique to people with hypermobility.
‘What I wish the AT community knew about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)’ by Melissa Kelly; also on some potential shortcomings in teaching the Technique to people with hypermobility.
‘Striving for balance’ by Ann Rodiger relates her story of living for many years without knowing of her hypermobility, and how the Alexander Technique helped her. (First printed in Loose Connections: The Magazine About Living With EDS, Summer 2009.)