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How to Approach Assessment and Treatment of the Hypermobile Client

$250 + HST


A new perspective on the approach to assessing & treating the hypermobile patient. Most of the time when we treat we are stretching and creating space within the body. What do we do for the patient that has too much motion? What are some of the most common symptoms and how can we approach the body in such a way to create stability and increase the capacity for function and educate the client on how to assist their own healing journey?

This course will give you the tools to assess, the skills to note what you are visually assessing and functional tools for assisting the client post treatment with homework and breathwork!

Through a combination of lecture and practical sessions, you will not only learn about these conditions but you will learn hands-on techniques to help reduce symptoms, pain and dysfunction in patients with hypermobility issues.

This course will help with patient populations who are pregnant, post-partum, have physical manifestations of anxiety, chronic low back and hip pain and chronic pelvic conditions. Also population's struggling to create strength and stability in their bodies. An integrative whole body approach using every system to support the body!

This course was developed specifically for Manual Therapists and is instructed by an Osteopathic Manual Therapist.


8 hours


Delivery Model:

In-class (1 day)



Module 1

Anatomy review, how do the diaphragms work to move fluid through the body. What happens in the muscle spindles of the hypermobile patient? Understanding the function of the ligaments in the hypermobile patient.

Module 2

Hypermobile Conditions Gaining an understanding of common hypermobility conditions Recognizing symptoms, prognosis and possible treatment options Knowing when to refer on to physiotherapy, family doctor, osteopath's and psychotherapy.

Module 3

Manual Techniques External soft tissue and connective tissues techniques that assist in treating internal dysfunction Mobilization of supporting joints Techniques to support the nervous system. Integrative treatment of the throat and neck.

Module 4

Remedial Exercise and Home Exercise Programs Breathing techniques, throat strengthening exercises, Postural correction, Core and small stabilizers for joints in strengthening. What is the key in supporting the body and reducing pain!

Instructor Bio

Instructor Bio Terra Nicolle M.OMSc RMT IAYT-Trauma Informed Terra graduated from the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy with a Masters in Osteopathic Science. Since then, Terra has continued to pursue further training in pediatrics, concussion therapy, taping, lactation consultant and pelvic floor courses. She has an extensive background in personal training and fitness instructing since 1994. She has been teaching yoga teacher training's and yoga therapy courses for the trauma sensitive client. She travels to Africa to educate physio's and midwives in treating the pregnant/ postpartum and pediatric patient. She loves to share the knowledge that she has gained to empower therapists to create effective treatment plans for their patients.

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