An intervention to reduce chronic pain in individuals with joint hypermobility syndrome

Summary

The aim of this project is to develop and implement an intervention targeted at reducing pain severity and improving function and quality of life in people with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome/Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome-Hypermobility type.

Supervisor(s)

Associate Professor Leslie Nicholson, Dr Cliffton Chan

Research Location

Cumberland - School of Medical Sciences

Program Type

Masters/PHD

Synopsis

Chronic musculoskeletal pain is highly prevalent in people with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome/Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which significantly impacts their lives. Many have difficulties with activities of daily living and heavily rely on the provision of healthcare to remain independent. Techniques for management of chronic pain for other musculoskeletal disorders, such as specifically designed exercise programs and neurophysiologically-based pain education, have not been trialled in this population.

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Keywords

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility, chronic pain, exercise, Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal, Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology.

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 2200

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