2241 – Hypermobility

Intermediate / Pool Workshop


Chicago, IL / Saturday, November 9, 2019 – 8:00-11:00 am – 3.0 credit hours

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


Faculty: Lynda Keane, BSc


COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will look at connective tissue and discover why hypermobility results from dysfunctional connective tissue. We will understand what a hereditary disorder of the connective tissue is, looking at the differences between the hypermobility spectrum disorder and hypermobile Elhers-Danlos Syndrome and will review the latest research on both of these conditions. We will take an in-depth look at some of the co-morbidities associated with hypermobility and how as therapists we can best assist our clients to move forward through the complexities of rehabilitation and management associated with joint laxity by helping them formulate lifelong plans and learning to help manage pain and instability.



1)  Differentiate between hypermobility spectrum disorder and hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

2)  Examine assessments for hypermobility.

3)  Review current research.

4)  Consider effects that co-morbidities can have on an individual with hypermobility and develop strategies for individual to live and function.

5)  Analyze clinical application for life management and rehabilitation for practicality and therapist delivery.


FACULTY: Lynda Keane, BSc, specializes in aquatic rehabilitation in the UK and has a degree in sports rehabilitation and injury prevention. She works with orthopedic and musculoskeletal clients including many with hypermobility. Lynda guest lectures at a UK University in aquatic therapy and writes and presents many workshops for Hydro-Actif.