Diagnosing and Managing Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder - CMEZ-PT64

Diagnosing and Managing Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder

by Leslie N. Russek, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS
(4.5 / 11 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.50 Credits)
Physician (1.50 Credits)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) is the new name for the condition previously called joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS or HMS) or EDS hypermobility type. Although joint laxity is the most visible sign, hEDS may be associated with developmental delay (in children), severe or chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain in adults and children, as well as fatigue and sleep disturbance, autonomic dysfunction, fragile and poorly healing skin, anxiety and panic disorder, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and urogenital abnormalities. Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder (HSD) describes the range of EDS-related conditions associated with joint hypermobility.


The goal of this continuing education module on Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder (HSD) is to provide healthcare providers with information about prevalence, presentation, diagnosis, and management of HSD. By the end of this module, the participant should be able to:
  • Apply the 2017 criteria used to diagnose hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) and describe HSD
  • Identify 10 comorbidities commonly seen in individuals with HSD
  • Discuss three key management approaches for patients with HSD

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including physical therapists, physicians, and occupational therapists.
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # FBN 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 8/12/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/18/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/18/2022

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Melissa R - Eugene, OR  ·  Dec 04, 2018
This was a great course. Im glad that more education is being offered for EDS/ HSM.
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PAUL C - Pensacola, FL  ·  Nov 06, 2016
helped awareness and understanding of treatment options
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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50