It's not just low tone – How we can understand and support our children with hypermobility
Hypermobility is a very common condition affecting children. In Australian children, the prevalence of generalised joint hypermobility was found to be 26.1% for females and 11.5% for males (Morris et al, 2017).
Young children with ‘idiopathic low muscle tone' commonly present for Physiotherapy intervention to manage fatigue, posture, gait and motor skill delays.
It is important to examine beyond the label of low muscle tone when assessing these children, who may have HSD (Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder) or a connective tissue disorder which requires multidisciplinary management.
The hypermobile child can present with a myriad of issues including: motor (DCD)/neuromusculoskeletal, pain, fatigue, weakness, psychological, dysautonomia, gastrointestinal, mast cell, and urogenital issues.
Our lecture aims to assist Physiotherapists in:
- Understanding the cause of low muscle tone
- Identifying the early signs of HSD
- Assessing children for HSD
- Practical Management of children with HSD
- Identifying pelvic health issues in the HSD population
- Understanding the overlapping conditions and symptomology
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