Are You Bendy Like Gumby?

December 5, 2016

Mary Carpenter

…related to hypermobility can lead to a diagnosis of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS), writes Alan Pocinki, hypermobility expert at George Washington Hospital, in a packet requested by his patients “to help educate others about their condition.”  JHS affects three times…

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Rolfing -- Without the Ouch

June 19, 2017

Mary Carpenter

…orthopedic surgeries—traced mostly to hypermobility in my joints—I began going several times a year to local bodyworker Rebecca Carli, based on friends’ recommendations.  Each time, Carli got my body feeling better balanced and ended every session with blissful cranial-sacral (head and…

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Collagen Redux

February 24, 2020

Mary Carpenter

…and research on the connection between my issues—joint hypermobility, inflammation and chronic pain, sometimes called “joint hypermobility syndrome”—and inherited disorders of collagen synthesis, like Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. To combat the ravages of aging skin, ingesting collagen seems to offer the best…

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