1208 – Hypermobility and Exercise Prescription

Beginner / Pool Workshop


Washington, DC / Friday, February 22, 2019– 8:00-11:00 am – 3.0 credit hours

(Classroom: 8:00-9:30 am / Indoor Pool: 9:30-11:00 am)


Faculty: Lynne Lombard, PT



Hypermobility, including all the hypermobility syndromes (Ehlos-Danlos Syndrome, Marfan, Scoliosis, etc) will be discussed – along with recognizing hypermobility in clients. We will include information on the Beighton Score, the Horan Joint Mobility Index, and the cycle of function. Aquatic therapy precautions, indications, and modifications will be reviewed. Proper exercise selection is vital with these clients, so we will evaluate the client’s needs while choosing good exercises, dosing appropriately and implementing the correct exercises.



1)  Identify people with hypermobility.

2)  Determine the use of the Beighton Score.

3)  Evaluate exercise selection.

4)  Examine dosing of exercise.

5)  Explore exercise modifications.


FACULTY: Lynne Lombard, PT, has worked in orthopaedics and sports medicine both in and out of the water. She has developed a focus on the more difficult patients with unique or multiple diagnoses. She has worked to develop skills from Pilates to selective functional movement to strain counter-strain.