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May marks EDS (Ehlers-Danlos syndrome) Awareness Month, a time to shed light on this often misunderstood and challenging condition. At Bethesda Physiocare, we stand with the EDS community, offering unwavering support and innovative solutions to help patients navigate the complexities of joint hypermobility. As a recognized advanced center of excellence by the EDS Society, we are committed to providing comprehensive care that empowers individuals to live their best lives.

At Bethesda Physiocare, we understand that traditional approaches may not always suffice for individuals with EDS. That’s why we’ve embraced innovative techniques to address joint hypermobility and its associated challenges. Contact us online or call (301) 656-5613 to learn more. Let’s explore some of the groundbreaking methods we utilize to support our EDS patients:

  1. Virtual Reality (VR) Rehabilitation: Virtual reality isn’t just for gaming—it’s a powerful tool in rehabilitation, especially for individuals with EDS. VR allows patients to engage in immersive environments that simulate real-life activities while providing controlled challenges to improve strength, balance, and proprioception. At Bethesda Physiocare, we harness the potential of VR to create customized rehabilitation programs tailored to the unique needs of each EDS patient. By incorporating VR into therapy sessions, we can enhance motor learning and functional outcomes, empowering individuals to regain confidence in their movements.
  2. 3-Dimensional Training with the Proteus System: The Proteus system revolutionizes traditional rehabilitation by offering dynamic, multidimensional training that targets joint stability and neuromuscular control. With its adjustable platform and interactive feedback, the Proteus system allows patients with EDS to perform exercises in three dimensions, challenging their proprioception and improving joint stability. Bethesda Physiocare is proud to integrate the Proteus system into our EDS rehabilitation programs, providing patients with a comprehensive approach to addressing joint hypermobility and reducing the risk of injury.
  3. Data-Driven Exercise Prescription: In the realm of EDS management, one size does not fit all. That’s why Bethesda Physiocare emphasizes data-driven exercise prescription to tailor treatment plans to each patient’s unique needs and capabilities. Through objective assessments and functional testing, we gather valuable data that informs the development of personalized exercise programs designed to optimize strength, mobility, and joint stability. By leveraging evidence-based practices and advanced technology, we empower our EDS patients to progress safely and effectively on their rehabilitation journey.

As we commemorate EDS Awareness Month, Bethesda Physiocare reaffirms its commitment to supporting individuals with EDS through innovative and compassionate care. Our status as an advanced center of excellence recognized by the EDS Society reflects our dedication to excellence in EDS management. If you or a loved one is living with EDS, know that you’re not alone—Bethesda Physiocare is here to guide you on your path to empowerment and improved quality of life. Together, we can navigate the challenges of EDS and embrace a future filled with strength, resilience, and hope. Call (301) 656-5613 to get started.