Elhers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a group of inherited disorders that affect the connective tissues in the body, such as the skin, joints, blood vessels, and organs. People with EDS have faulty collagen, a protein that provides strength and elasticity to the tissues. This results in various symptoms, such as hypermobility, joint pain, skin fragility, easy bruising, poor wound healing, and vascular complications.
Still Point Osteopathy uses a holistic approach to health care that focuses on the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system. Our Osteopaths use evidence based models of health to diagnose and treat various conditions affecting the bones, muscles, joints, nerves, and organs. Osteopathy can help improve blood circulation, lymphatic drainage, nerve function, and immune system.
Osteopathy maybe beneficial for people with EDS in several ways. First, osteopathic treatment may help reduce pain and inflammation in the joints and muscles by restoring normal movement and alignment. Osteopaths can also use gentle techniques to release tension and adhesions in the fascia, the connective tissue that surrounds and supports the organs.