In June 2017 the HMSA delivered a joint lecture with James Welch on diagnoses and management of hypermobility syndromes at a Podiatry Conference. A year later the HMSA had a stand at the College of Podiatry Conference. Almost as soon as the HMSA stand was opened, a podiatrist approached us and said

"Thank you for changing my life. When I heard your talk last year I realised you were describing my own symptoms - and now I'm diagnosed, so are my children, and my sister and her family, and now we are all starting to improve with the right treatment and management!"