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Mar 3, 2024

This episode deep dives into the world of hypermobility with physical therapist Dr. Melissa Koehl. During this episode, Nikki and Melissa discuss navigating pain, exercise, and the healthcare system as a hypermobile human.

Topics covered:

  • The complex reasons why hypermobile humans often deal with joint pain, soreness and fatigue.

  • Strength versus stability and the value in cultivating both

  • Strategies for physical therapy and exercise to build strength and stability with fewer pain flares.

  • How to measure progress when you’re hypermobile and why "pain-free" might not be the best short-term goal.

  • The importance of addressing comorbidities beyond joint pain and how to self advocate in a healthcare setting. 

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