Diagnosing and Managing Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder - OT64

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

by Leslie N. Russek, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS
(4.3 / 245 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


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 hypermobility syndrome (HMS) continuing education module is to provide healthcare providers with information about incidence, presentation, identification and management of HMS. 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
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
Content Focus
Domain of OT: Client factors
OT Process: Evaluation
OT Process: Intervention

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including physical therapists, physicians, and occupational therapists.
Occupational therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC, is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Provider #4000. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 8/12/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/18/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/28/2023

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Lauri U - Seabrook, TX  ·  May 13, 2020
It was more focused on diagnostic criteria than I had hoped
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Scott B - Dubuque, IA  ·  Apr 01, 2020
Too specific of questions for this entry level course.
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Valerie M - Hillsborough, NC  ·  Jan 18, 2019
Very helpful for a rare diagnosis seen in Neuro Rehab!
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Kimberly F - Austin, TX  ·  Aug 19, 2018
Very informative & easy to follow.
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GINGER A - New Albany, MS  ·  Aug 08, 2018
This course was very informative.
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50