For our Hypermobile clients, our specific mapping techniques within our hypermobility framework can stabilise joints without the need for building muscle tissue, taking supplements, or having conscious bodily awareness. This is why you see so many of our clients who dislocate, run and jump around in a matter of weeks.
Build muscle around your joints.
This ideology that if only you were to build muscle around your joints, they would somehow become stable is incredibly outdated. When you really think about it, it doesn’t even make any sense.
To build muscle tissue, you need to be able to overload the tissue with sufficient weight to break down and create new muscle tissue.
However, how are you supposed to use that amount of weight with unstable joints? You likely can’t and if you can, it’s only a matter of time until a small injury results in the loss of any results gains.
People who go this route often end up with superficial strength, strong on the outside, but lacking any fundamental stability. Akin to firing a rocket launcher from a rowing boat: there’s power there, but no real foundation.
Likewise, even with prime testosterone levels, the average male can only out on around 8 – 10 lbs of muscle tissue per year, body-wide. For biological Females, that figure is even less.
So how much muscle do you need to build?
The answer here is that it really doesn’t matter how much muscle you have. Even the most muscular-bound individual with Hypermobility can suffer from dislocations, whereas those with hypermobility lacking in muscle tissue can often be far more stable.
Far too much emphasis on hypermobile rehab has been placed on the musculoskeletal system and not on hypermobile individuals’ neurology.
The second and probably most frustrating current treatment for those with hypermobility is that of proprioceptive training.
Proprioception is the effect, not the cause of the issues with hypermobility. And this is where almost all hypermobility rehab programmes fall flat.
Think of it like being a good driver. Being a good driver is the direct effect of several skills working together: hazard awareness, timing, motor control, depth perception, judgement, and experience.
The same is true of proprioception. It is the effect of many systems working together.
Movement is unconscious, meaning it happens automatically. Stabilising joints is largely about the prediction of forces and being able to predict what force is incoming and how to react to it automatically.
Proprioception is the effect of cortical maps, which is your brain’s way of discriminating what sensory information came from where, where your joints start and end, how much activation is already in them, how much they will need to perform joint actions, and a prediction of what they are going to do and how your brain is going to it.
Focusing solely on proprioception (the effect of cortical maps) serves only to slow down your every movement, and only helps whilst doing proprioceptive training. Once stopped, so does the effect.
You have already most likely noticed that most subluxations/dislocations happen when you’re not consciously paying attention to movement.
Such proprioceptive training, like that of standing on a wobble board, is great if we were to find ourselves always standing on a wobble board. This is akin to if I were to enter a marathon and then spend the subsequent training time learning the fiddle…. it is not going to help my running.
Lying on one’s back, and focusing on the joints, does not update your cortical maps. For a map to be updated, amongst other things it needs non-nociceptive input, load, and retrained through the movement with sufficient tactile and coding cues, and repeated again and again.
Once this is done, Long term mapping techniques can be done, and individuals can stop focusing on their joints, and just let them be stable.
If you’re ready to learn our Framework and start rehabbing your hypermobile body in the way that its needed to create stable joints, then we are ready to teach it
For our chronic pain clients, We don’t work with a diagnosis, we work with people, which means we are quickly able to adapt our framework to you as a person, tailoring it so that it works for you. This means that all of the factors that would normally stop your recovery with other treatments don’t with our treatments.
Where would I even start my rehab?
Well, one factor that many people completely miss is what we call “BPS Bubbles”.
To help explain how we work differently, we created a free ebook for you. This covers how most people end up overlooking one of the most important aspects of their rehab.
If you answered yes to the above, then you will definitely want to read this!
Spent time learning how pain works, but it hasn’t made that much difference?
Pain is complex and it’s far less about you than you probably realise.
Caused and mediated by many different factors, when these factors are not properly addressed, you are playing the pain relief lottery.
This framework allows you and your practitioner to cover every base, from fear of movement to social influences that contribute to pain production. An all-encompassing rehab that covers body, mind, and social factors.
Perfect for: Fibromyalgia, lower back, shoulder, hip and neck pain.
Traditional rehab not working to stabilise your joints, despite putting in the effort?
Current rehab for hypermobility is based upon outdated and archaic theories. In truth, stabilising joints has far more to do with the cortical representations of your joints, than with actual muscle tissue.
This framework teaches you how to stabilise your joints without gaining a single pound of muscle tissue. By relearning your autonomous motor movements from our mapping techniques, you can add joint stability back into movement and keep it there. Meaning you can move without thinking about your joints.
Perfect for: Hypermobile and EDS
Hannah couldn’t understand how our hypermobile clients were getting results that seemed almost impossible.
One quick call later, and she understood exactly why the treatments she had tried for her hypermobility had never worked. They were focused on completely the wrong areas of rehab.
Shortly afterwards, Hannah’s joints were stable enough that she could exercise, leave her walking sticks in the bin, and start to live her life without pain again.
So, if you are ready to change your life and have hypermobility or Fibromyalgia, then book a call with one of our practitioners. Whilst on call we can help explain how our clients do so well on their programmes.