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and access your guide . These exercise protocols have been designed aid you to help your patients that have been diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). They are yours completely free.
Kevin Muldowney PT presents a free Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) Exercise protocol for Physical Therapists. This Protocol utilizes manual therapy, patient education and slow progression of exercises to help stabilize all of the joints subluxations that are associated with this disorder.
The Video Goes over the following content
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, or EDS, is a connective tissue disorder that affects
collagen. Collagen is the glue that supports many structures in the body including skin,
ligaments, muscle, viscera and blood vessels. A person with EDS presents with global
pain and hypermobility in multiple joints throughout their body. EDS is a genetic disorder
which is autosomal dominant. This means a person with EDS has a 50% chance of passing
this gene to their children. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome may affect up to 5% of the entire
population. With this genetic disorder affecting so many people, you will probably have
to treat someone with EDS at some time during your career. The number one
misdiagnosis for EDS is fibromyalgia.
Treating a patient with EDS may quickly become overwhelming for a physical
therapist. The patient will arrive in your clinic with pain which seems to be everywhere.
They will also have other health issues such as POTS, gastroparesis, tethered cord or mast
cell, which you may not be familiar with. So, as a physical therapist, where do you begin
treating a patient who hurts everywhere? This is why I developed a physical therapy
protocol designed specifically for the EDS population. My protocol will teach you to
systematically go through a person’s entire body, assessing each joint and then
prioritizing which joint needs to be addressed first in order to achieve the best results. I
will also list specific manual therapy techniques and exercises which have been successful
for me in helping my patients decrease their pain. I have developed this protocol to
make it easier for all physical therapists to treat this complex patient.
My name is Kevin Muldowney and I am the owner of Muldowney Physical
Therapy which is located in Cranston, RI. My entire clinic is devoted to helping people
with EDS achieve a higher quality of life. I have been working with this population for
ten years now and have developed a protocol to assist other physical therapists in
treating the EDS population. My clinic currently treats between 40 and 50 patients with
EDS every week. With this large volume of patients, I understand all the issues that go
along with treating this population. My protocol utilizes manual therapy, patient
education and slow progression of exercises to help stabilize all of the joint subluxations
that are associated with this disorder.
Physical therapy is vital to helping the EDS population achieve a higher quality of
life. With my protocol, you will systematically go through your patient’s entire body,
strengthening every joint, then progress to a functional training routine. By the end of
my protocol, your patient will have much less pain and have greater function. I believe
that with my protocol, any physical therapist can help their patient with EDS achieve a
higher quality of life.
Please send me your email and I will send you the first chapter of my book for free
so that you can review it and see if it is a good fit for both you and your clinic. Thank you
for your time
This video and any related comments are not medical advice. Kevin Muldowney "Muldowney Physical Therapy" is a licensed Physical Therapist and Doctor of Physical Therapy; however, he is not YOUR Physical Therapist and can't possibly diagnose you through the Internet. So don't use this information to avoid going to your own healthcare professional or to replace the advice they have given you. This information should not be used to self-diagnose or self-treat any medical condition. If you are not properly diagnosed, this information won't help, and it could make things worse. If you experience any pain, stop immediately and see your healthcare professional.