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Hypermobility

A range of motion achieved by the patient/client that is more than normal.
  • Note: Both hyper-mobility and hypo-mobility may adversely affect motion and may lead to deleterious effects on joints and soft tissue over time. There is no evidence to suggest that more or less flexibility than normal is beneficial.
Example: If an individual can place their forehead on their knees they are likely hypermobile at one, if not several joints Example 2: 110° of shoulder external rotation would be considered hyper-mobile.