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

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

by Leslie N. Russek, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS
(4.4 / 404 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

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 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.
Physical 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 (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 6/11/2019 to 6/10/2022.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The OH PT Association (approval no. 18S8356 for 10/04/18 to 10/04/19).
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE19-539608 for 01/01/19 to 12/31/19). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 2003-027 for 01/31/20 to 01/31/22).
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 12/03/14 to 12/03/18.
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 08/01/18 to 07/31/20.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

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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ROSELLE A - Eastvale, CA  ·  May 22, 2020
It will be better with AV aids
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Yan C - Galloway, NJ  ·  May 02, 2020
This course provides a good review managing hypermobility as PTs. Although I currently don't see population with this disorder, it is an enjoyable read.
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Hannah G - Norwell, MA  ·  Apr 24, 2020
It can be a little confusing with all of the acronyms and might be easier to understand if there was an overarching chart with diagnoses and symptoms.
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Lisa W - Dubuque, IA  ·  Apr 14, 2020
A lot of good information provided.
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Casey F - Sicklerville, NJ  ·  Apr 08, 2020
Good course with information that is not easily found.
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Price: $19.00
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