For Seth, age 12, EDS means a life long battle to not only gain, but also maintain muscle strength in the face of joint laxity and excessive sublocations and dislocations. His main symptoms are that of loose, easily dislocated joints accompanied by chronic muscle pain and fatigue. On land, even minimal pressure on his joints can, and tends to, cause dislocations along with chronic and severe pain. His mother, Lynn, brings him to Premier Rehab in North Richland Hills, TX for aquatic therapy in their HydroWorx 500 Series pool. Both Seth and his mother prefer aquatic therapy because it is not as painful or stressful on Seth’s joints, and in Seth’s words, “It’s more fun!” His Physical Therapist, Lori Day, works with him and his mother to help him build and maintain muscle mass, in order to strengthen and add support around his joints.
Page Updated on: April 24, 2020