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The purpose of this case is to describe the clinical treatment plan for a patient diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome hypermobility type and determine the benefits of low grade physical therapy manipulation as an intervention.

Publication Date

Summer 2018


St. Augustine, FL


Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Physical Therapy Modalities


Physical Therapy


Presented at the Summer 2018 Research Day on the St. Augustine, FL, campus of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.

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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome-Hypermobility Type: Can We Use Physical Therapy Manipulation?



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