Hypermobility is a word that gets bandied around an awful lot. It is often misinterpreted, misunderstood, or misused.
Like many things in the realm of health and fitness, once you start to look further into it and find out more about the causes and consequences of hypermobility, it is a far more complicated subject than it initially appears, and certainly more far-reaching than many people realise.
For most people, when they refer to “hypermobility”, they are simply referring to the ability of a joint to extend beyond its normal range, i.e. its ability to hyperextend. We have all seen this in action at some point; it is particularly common in elbows and knees for the joint to go past what we would call straight, and it occurs quite naturally in many people. However, that description barely scratches the surface of what hypermobility truly involves.
In this e-book we delve into the considerations Personal Trainers must have if they are to work with clients who present hypermobile joints.