Ehlers Danlos: how would I recognise it

May: Ehlers Danlos Awareness Month

Ehlers Danlos: how would I recognise it

Broadly speaking, EDS/HSD is recognised by the presentation of ‘bendy’ joints and sometimes, soft skin.

However, there are a number of related symptoms that are not immediately obvious. This sometimes referred to as the iceberg effect…

Clinical diagnosis (Rheumatology) use the Beighton Score to review joint hypermobility. Gene testing (Genetics) determines specific EDS subtypes.

example flexible joints
Beighton Score

Recommended self-care of EDS/HSD is to manage with exercise, especially Pilates. It is recommended that you find a an exercise professional with specialist EDS/HSD knowledge.

TANYA is a Hypermobility Rehabilitation Pilates Specialist.

Helping others to learn how to manage their own hypermobility

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Ehlers Danlos Syndromes / Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder

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Tanya is the founder of Intensys Life. Some years ago now, Tanya was recommended Pilates to help manage her newly diagnosed hypermobility condition. It turned her life around, taking her from a very poorly place, in constant agonising pain, to now being able to live life to the full… all thanks to Pilates. Amazed by her own progress, it is no wonder that Tanya is committed to helping others by sharing the wonders of Pilates.

Tanya is a Rehabilitative Specialist, helping others manage chronic pains and conditions. She is also is a:

  • Pink Ribbon Post Rehab Certified Specialist
    helping women and men with the tightness that follows breast cancer surgery
  • Hypermobility Specialist
    helping others to manage their Ehlers Danlos Syndrome / Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder / Hypermobility condition <<find out more here>>

By Tanya Davies of IntensysLife

With over 30 years professional experience of delivering successful client solutions, Tanya is more than qualified to interpret a customers needs and provide them, with the right help first time. Tanya takes the time to listen and understand others, building trusting relationships to support others to achieve their aims. . Tanya is the founder of Intensys Life and Intensyslife.com, and for the past 5 years, Tanya has been focused on helping others find wellness and balance in their life through Pilates instruction. . Sharing her love of Pilates and its amazing qualities with others, Tanya is passionate about providing quality Pilates sessions so that others can feel its true benefits. Seeing how it changes others lives, is what puts a smile on Tanya's face every day. . With the right support and regular practice, Pilates helps to: * reduce back and joint pains * increase mobility and flexibility * improve posture (which in-turn reduces those aches and pains) * provides whole body strength and reduced injury risks * improve general well-being and stress levels . Diagnosed with Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder (HSD), Tanya knows only too well the challenges of day-to-day life, living with hypermobility. It is of no surprise therefore that Tanya specialises in providing Pilates support to those also diagnosed with HSD/Ehlers Danlos Syndrome/hypermobility. Pilates is key to managing hypermobility, and it took Tanya from a very poorly, immobile place, to now being strong enough to continue life like everyone else. Contact Tanya to find out how Pilates can help you.