Join now to receive your digital gift, news, top blog posts and more!
Health professionals, please sign up on the Health page.

WHY HYPERMOBILITY CONNECT?

Having practised as an occupational therapist with a special interest in working with people with hypermobility, I was given unique insight into the challenges faced by people of all ages, stages & locations in Australia. Whilst I cherished my time practising as an OT, there came a point where I had to step back and see the bigger picture.

As one person, I was only able to help a finite number of people on their journey with hypermobility and realised that this wasn’t enough for me – or for you. The idea of Hypermobility Connect has been brewing for years and has now been a couple of years in the making. It’s a true work of the heart because as a fellow bendy-body who wasn’t formally diagnosed until I was 23, I remember so vividly the journey that was… and I look forward with hope at the continuing journey ahead.

WHAT’S THE AIM?

The aim of hypermobility connect is fourfold: to increase recognition of hypermobility; to educate the community & health professionals about the realities of hypermobility; to help people with hypermobility and the people around them accept their condition; and to eventually, connect people with hypermobility to relevant resources and health professionals.

This fourth aim is a long-term goal. It is not going to happen overnight and will require some serious training of health professionals over the coming years to ensure that we connect people to the right health professional. This will be no simple feat, but one that I truly believe in making happen.

Together, as Hypermobility Connect – professionals & community members alike – we can raise awareness of hypermobility, its causes,  features, and importantly, the real impact that it can have on someone’s life. Keep your eyes peeled for opportunities to get involved in this awareness raising.

Hypermobility Connect is a hopeful place. It is about looking forward to a better world, a better system, a better way of life. I like to think of it as the home of help, hope & health for people living with hypermobility.

 

Welcome home to Hypermobility Connect.

michelle

Follow us on Instagram @hypermobilityconnect
Load More
Something is wrong. Response takes too long or there is JS error. Press Ctrl+Shift+J or Cmd+Shift+J on a Mac.
 

Join Us on Facebook

12 hours ago
Timeline Photos

Dear Doctor,
Please remember this line from the Hippocratic Oath next time you see me in your consultation room.

Because WARMTH, SYMPATHY & UNDERSTANDING more often than not go a long way to helping ... See more

LIKE
LOVE
HAHA
WOW
SAD
ANGRY
3 days ago
All I want for Christmas is for you to read this post | Hypermobility Connect

We recognise that it’s extremely difficult for people to understand what it feels like to have a hypermobility condition, especially during the festive season.

That makes it even harder for ... See more

Following on from last weeks post about What we need at Christmas, we recognise that it’s extremely difficult for people to understand what it feels like to have a hypermobility condition, ... See more

LIKE
LOVE
HAHA
WOW
SAD
ANGRY
5 days ago
Hypermobility Connect

Last chance to throw your “need people to know” statements at me so I can put them into a blog post tomorrow!

I’ve made a list of the sorts of things I think we need this Christmas: have a read of the post and then let me know...

What do you need people to understand & do for you, this Christmas?

Add ... See more

LIKE
LOVE
HAHA
WOW
SAD
ANGRY
6 days ago

WINNERS

Here are the winners of the Michelle’s Favourite Things giveaway:

WINNER: Pamela Millington
2nd: Noni Ryan
3rd: Jenny Rose
4th: Kylie Lang
5th: Skye Kristen
6th: Elissa Keogh
7th: Sharon ... See more

LIKE
LOVE
HAHA
WOW
SAD
ANGRY
6 days ago
Timeline Photos

#motivationmonday
💜 It's so important that we remember all of these things. Whatever "your day" looks like... it's coming!

Is there something you're working towards at the moment?

Is there ... See more

LIKE
LOVE
HAHA
WOW
SAD
ANGRY

Create awareness. Share it!