I’m Michelle O’Sullivan and I’m a Senior Occupational Therapist in Sydney, Australia. Hypermobility conditions including The Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes, Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders, Loeys-Dietz Syndrome and Marfan Syndrome are my special interest, having worked in this area since 2010.
I am the author of the colour illustrated children’s book My Bendy Body - Living with Hypermobility, which is now available in 3 languages. I've given presentations on Occupational Therapy management of hypermobility conditions at patient conferences in with the USA and Australia, as well as professional development in-services for allied health professionals.
I ran a successful hypermobility specific OT private practice (HypermobilOT) for 5 years on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, and in recent years I have developed Hypermobility Connect as an online community for people with hypermobility conditions. I’m passionate about educating individuals and health professionals about hypermobility, helping to raise awareness and increase levels of acceptance of hypermobility conditions in the medical and wider community.
In my spare time I love taking black & white photographs either with my DSLR or my iPhone, and when I can, drawing and painting too.
If you're an individual with hypermobility (or caring for someone who has) and you haven’t already, make sure you sign up to the Hypermobility Connect Mailing List - not only will you get a couple of great free resources, we can then keep you in the loop about all things Hypermobility.
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If you are a health professional or a person living with hypermobility and you would like to connect, feel free to get in touch with me here.