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What is the Beighton Score?

What is the Beighton Score?

The Beighton Score is a clinical tool to assess Generalized Joint Hypermobility (GJH).

The Beighton Score has been used for many years as an indicator of joint hypermobility syndrome. The Beighton Score can quickly and easily assess generalized joint hypermobility using a 9-point scale. It is used solely as a clinical resource and screening tool. Joints included are the thumb, spine, elbow, knee, and the base of the pinky finger. If needed, a goniometer can also be used to measure a joint’s angle to determine its range of motion.

Why Hypermobility Matters

Why Hypermobility Matters

Stats & Facts: 

10% of Population Hypermobility
Estimated 1/500 EDS/JHS combined (HSD/hEDS 2017 Classification – 2019 UK – https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/9/11/e031365)
Large Gender Difference – 70% Female
8.5y delay to the average age of dx between women & men
Delayed dx in children is linked to trauma, misdiagnosis, abuse and disease progression
Early Diagnosis is Critical – Prevention, Comorbid Conditions Presentation, & long-term management
Genetics: 

Hypermobility stems from the genetics of our connective tissues — i.e. how our bodies are built according to DNA. And …. connective tissue is e-v-e-r–y-w-h-e-r-e.  It’s the “glue” that holds our bodies together. Hypermobility can also be acquired. Overuse, overstretching, medication reactions, environmental triggers, and several types of auto-immune diseases can also play a role in the “hyperlaxity” of someone’s joints — and all are commonly associated with connective tissue inflammation, pain, and weakness.

Webinars

EDS & Related Conditions – Current Updates & Live Q&A with Dr. Paldeep Atwal

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Event: EDS & Related Conditions – Current Updates & Live Q&A with Dr. Paldeep Atwal

Facebook Event Page: https://fb.me/e/3iFRbyJHq

Metro DC EDS & HSD Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/metro.dc.eds

Date: Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Time: 7pm EST

Where: Virtually via Zoom (registration required) & Live! on the EDS Wellness FB page

Zoom Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JH9Ot2ecTVWWULA9zB1Q6w

Registration is provided via Zoom for the Metro DC EDS & HSD Support group and other attendees who wish to participate more privately and off of Facebook.

(Or, just join us here – the EDS Wellness Facebook Page – Live! at 7pm EST Wednesday evening – September 23rd, 2020: https://facebook.com/edswellness)

Hosted by: Metro DC EDS and HSD Support Group (http://www.eds-dc.org) & EDS Wellness (https://edswellness.org)

Moderator: Kendra Neilsen Myles, Executive Director & Founder, EDS Wellness, Inc.

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Ask The MCAS Expert – LIVE! Part 6 with Dr. Tania Dempsey: Special Focus on Pain Disorders & MCAS

EDS Wellness is teaming up with Dr. Tania Dempsey of Armonk Integrative Medicine join us, again, as part the 2019 continuation of our successful 2018 video webinar series & education program. For the 6th time, Dr. Tania Dempsey will host a Facebook LIVE Q&A Broadcast – an extension of the popular “Ask the MCAS Experts” blog series. Dr. Dempsey will be answering your MCAS questions in real-time – both on Zoom & on Facebook. The focus for our 6th LIVE Q&A & video webinar is Pain Disorders & MCAS.

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