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Glossary Term


Hypermobile joints refer to a range of motion that is greater than normal, which can have negative effects on the joints and soft tissues over time. This condition can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetic predisposition, connective tissue disorders, and certain medical conditions. While hypermobility may initially seem advantageous, it can lead to an increased risk of injury, chronic pain, and joint instability.

Hypermobility: A range of motion achieved by the patient/client that is more than normal. For example, if an individual can place their forehead on their knees they are likely hypermobile at one, if not several joints.

Note: Both hypermobility and hypomobility 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.