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Lecture

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

Please note: This is a live webinar. Login instructions including link details will be sent to registrants on the day of the event. If login instructions are not received by midday on the day of the lecture, contact us on vic.pd@australian.physio.

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Presenters

Katie Cleary (Roth)


Katie Cleary is a Senior Paediatric Physiotherapist and the Founding Director of Ocean Kids – A Private allied health service supporting Victorian babies and children. Katie's passion and understanding of hypermobility began when treating young dancers and athletes at Dance Medicine Australia in 2011. Over the past 11 years in both public and private sectors, Katie has developed and provided specialised Physiotherapy services and programs to support children and adolescents living with EDS & HSD. Katie has completed extensive professional development in hypermobility management, including the Paediatric ECHO program. Katie is a member of Paediatric working group with The International Consortium on Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders.

Clare Adams


Clare Adams APAM is a senior physiotherapist with Queensland Health covering paediatric and adult specialist orthopaedic and outpatient clinics. Clare has a specific interest in HSD, and paediatric and adult pelvic health.

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Wednesday
24 August
07:00PM - 08:00PM AEST

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Price: Non-Member: $50.00
APA Member: $30.00
APA Student Member: $0.00
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Paediatric Group: $0.00
Registration closing date: 23 Aug 2022 Event status: Closed CPD hours: 1.00
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Price: Non-Member: $50.00
APA Member: $30.00
APA Student Member: $0.00
Musculoskeletal Group: $0.00
Paediatric Group: $0.00
Registration closing date: 23 Aug 2022 Event status: Closed CPD hours: 1.00 Your registration status:
Presenters

Katie Cleary (Roth)


Katie Cleary is a Senior Paediatric Physiotherapist and the Founding Director of Ocean Kids – A Private allied health service supporting Victorian babies and children. Katie's passion and understanding of hypermobility began when treating young dancers and athletes at Dance Medicine Australia in 2011. Over the past 11 years in both public and private sectors, Katie has developed and provided specialised Physiotherapy services and programs to support children and adolescents living with EDS & HSD. Katie has completed extensive professional development in hypermobility management, including the Paediatric ECHO program. Katie is a member of Paediatric working group with The International Consortium on Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders.


Clare Adams


Clare Adams APAM is a senior physiotherapist with Queensland Health covering paediatric and adult specialist orthopaedic and outpatient clinics. Clare has a specific interest in HSD, and paediatric and adult pelvic health.


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