Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Ehlers Danlos Society Certified

Get World-Class Treatment in Bethesda

It’s common to feel a bit off balance, but when it’s happening often to the point of concern, it might be more serious. Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) are a collection of 13 different inherited connective tissue disorders that can vary greatly in their effect on the body. While appearing differently in some patients, EDS makes the body less able to safely move or function, with common symptoms such as skin hyperextensibility, joint hypermobility, and tissue fragility, among other conditions. 

Closely related to EDS, Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD) are a group of conditions diagnosed after other possible answers are excluded, such as any of the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes. They can have significant negative effects on our health.With difficult mobility and functionality at high risk, our physical therapists in Bethesda are determined to make Ehlers-Danlos syndrome treatment available and effective no matter what.

Let us reduce the effects that EDS has on your everyday life. Bethesda Physiocare® is staffed by world-class experts on Ehlers-Danlos syndrome treatment, with world-renowned Dr. Jan Dommerholt leading the way. Through an individualized treatment plan, our physical therapy clinic can help you get control of your body again.

Don’t let EDS or HSD control you, and contact our clinic in Bethesda by calling (301) 656-5613 to schedule your evaluation.

Prioritizing Strength and Stability for EDS Patients

Given the wide range of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and its effects on the body, each case has to be evaluated and treated individually. EDS affects many parts of the body, including:

  • Joints
  • Skin
  • Cardiovascular
  • Muscles 
  • Organs 

At Bethesda Physiocare®, we prioritize working on strengthening and stability, which helps patients learn the best ways to move with their condition. Given that EDS and HSD can be painful for some, we also offer pain management services to help lessen the chronic pain some patients experience, as well as a mixture of physical therapy, exergaming, and lifestyle changes.

Schedule an Appointment at Bethesda Physiocare® Today!

When dealing with a medical condition like Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, expertise and compassion are crucial to a successful treatment plan. Dr. Jan Dommerholt practices both of these qualities every day for many years, dedicating much of his professional career to studying and treating the condition and physical therapy interventions related to it. 

Through decades of education and countless published works, Dr. Dommerholt and the Bethesda Physiocare® team remain on the cutting edge of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome treatment and care and is recognized as one of few centers in the world as part of the EDS Centers & Networks of Excellence Program. We have helped many patients improve their day-to-day lives through scientifically-tested methods of therapy and intervention.

Our team also is incredibly active in the teaching of therapy methods to any physical therapist who we connect with, advancing the field and raising awareness for rare and complex conditions such as EDS. With the latest technology and collaborations with researchers and clinicians all over the world, we are able to provide successful and long-lasting Ehlers-Danlos syndrome treatment for our patients. 

Give us a call at (301) 656-5613 to schedule your evaluation so you can feel better than ever.