Key Features

  • Comprehensively relates practical therapy to the nature of the underlying pathology
  • Covers in one single text both the scientific and practical management aspect of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and its allied pathologies
  • Contributions from over 30 leading international experts
  • Multidisciplinary approach will support all health professionals working in this field

Table of Contents

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1. The heritable disorders of connective tissue: epidemiology, nosology, and clinical features
Alan J Hakim, Fransiska Malfait & Anne De Paepe

2. What is the joint hypermobility syndrome? – JHS from the cradle to the grave
Rodney Grahame with contributions from Jaime F Bravo, Nathan Hasson, Rosemary Keer & Susan M Maillard

3. The physiology of pain
Maliha Shaikh, Alan J Hakim & Nicholas Shenker

4. Anxiety disorders, their relationship to hypermobility and their management
Rocio Martin-Santos, José Alexandre Crippa & Anthony Bulbena

5. Fibromyalgia and hypermobility
Anisur Rahman & Andrew Holman

6. Neuromuscular physiology in joint hypermobility

6i Cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction and chronic fatigue in fibromyalgia and joint hypermobility syndrome
Jaime F. Bravo, Gonzalo Sanhueza, Alan J Hakim
6ii Bowel dysfunction in joint hypermobility syndrome and fibromyalgia
Adam D Farmer & Qasim Aziz
6iii Gastrointestinal manifestations of opioid therapy in chronic pain syndromes
Adam D Farmer & Qasim Aziz
6iv Proprioceptive dysfunction in JHS and its management
William R Ferrell & Peter W Ferrell

7. Pharmacotherapy

7i Pharmacotherapy in fibromyalgia
Andrew J Holman
7ii Pharmacotherapy in joint hypermobility syndrome
Howard A Bird

8. Pain management and cognitive behavioural therapy
H. Clare Daniel

9. Physiotherapy and occupational therapy in the hypermobile adult
Rosemary Keer & Katherine Butler

10. Physiotherapy and occupational therapy in the hypermobile adolescent<


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About the authors

Alan Hakim

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist & Director of Strategy and Business Improvement, Whipps Cross University Hospital, London, UK. Consultant Rheumatologist and General Physician

Rosemary Keer

Affiliations and Expertise

Specialist Chartered Physiotherapist, Central London Physiotherapy Clinic, Harley Street, London UK

Rodney Grahame

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Rheumatologist, University College Hospital, London, UK