My Bendy Body – Living With Hypermobility is the original 26-page colour illustrated children’s book about living with hypermobility.
Inspired by the vivacious hypermobile pre-schoolers Michelle has met as an occupational therapist, My Bendy Body aims to make this part of the journey a little easier.
“How do I teach my 4 year old about her hypermobility without crushing her enthusiasm for life? What do I tell her swimming and dancing teachers?” – Parent of a child with hypermobility
This book is for children with hypermobility conditions and their parents to share with important people in their lives. If you do not live day to day with someone with hypermobility it is hard to understand the impacts in can have on a child’s life, and the life of their family.
Living with hypermobility requires a new way of thinking, both for the child and those who care for and teach them.
My Bendy Body will make you a little more flexible too… in the way you interact with a child with hypermobility!
Michelle is a Senior Occupational Therapist working with people with hypermobility and rheumatological conditions (like arthritis). Michelle is the owner of Hypermobility Connect, an online platform for people with hypermobility to connect with resources, health professionals & each other. Michelle practices OT in her private practice, Rheumi Occupational Therapy