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Upcoming Events

  • Hypermobility and Problematic Joints - With Jeannie Di Bon
    Hypermobility and Problematic Joints - With Jeannie Di Bon
    Membership Offer
    Tue, 09 Jul
    Webinar
    09 Jul 2024, 19:00 – 20:00
    Webinar
    09 Jul 2024, 19:00 – 20:00
    Webinar
    This session will explore and focus on some of the joints that can be most problematic for people with hypermobility in terms of pain management and physical function. More information will follow soon...
  • Introduction to PoTS
    Introduction to PoTS
    Membership Offer
    Thu, 11 Jul
    Webinar
    11 Jul 2024, 19:00 – 20:00
    Webinar
    11 Jul 2024, 19:00 – 20:00
    Webinar
    This session will be led by Joanne Bullingham from PoTs UK. It will be a great opportunity to learn more and also to refresh your existing knowledge about how to manage PoTS. There will be plenty of time for your questions.
  • Qigong for Hypermobility
    Qigong for Hypermobility
    Membership Offer
    Mon, 15 Jul
    Webinar
    15 Jul 2024, 19:00 – 20:15
    Webinar
    15 Jul 2024, 19:00 – 20:15
    Webinar
    This session will be led by Nicola Jones a Tai Chi, Qigong and meditation instructor living with hypermobility. Qigong is an ancient Chinese health preservation system. Learn how the practice can be used as a method to support the hypermobile body.
  • Advice from a Paediatric Physio - specialist in managing chronic pain in children
    Advice from a Paediatric Physio - specialist in managing chronic pain in children
    Membership Offer
    Thu, 25 Jul
    Webinar
    25 Jul 2024, 19:00 – 20:00
    Webinar
    25 Jul 2024, 19:00 – 20:00
    Webinar
    This session will be led by a Paediatric Physio with a special interest in chronic pain management in children. This will be a great session for family members. More information will follow soon...
  • Hypermobility and Long Covid - with Dr Jessica Eccles
    Hypermobility and Long Covid - with Dr Jessica Eccles
    Membership Offer
    Wed, 18 Sept
    Zoom
    18 Sept 2024, 19:00 – 20:00 BST
    Zoom
    18 Sept 2024, 19:00 – 20:00 BST
    Zoom
    Free to members - £8 for non-members. Dr Jessica Eccles, one of our Medical Advisors, will explain more about her recently published research study showing the connection between Hypermobility and Long Covid.
  • KEEP ON MOVING  2024 - Physio and Clinical Pilates daily rehab advice
    KEEP ON MOVING  2024 - Physio and Clinical Pilates daily rehab advice
    Membership Offer
    Sat, 28 Sept
    Zoom
    28 Sept 2024, 11:00 – 12:00 BST
    Zoom
    28 Sept 2024, 11:00 – 12:00 BST
    Zoom
    Free to members - £8 for non-members. This relaxed practical session will be led by both a physio expert in hypermobility and an experienced Pilates instructor who lives with EDS and PoTS. For tips, advice, a practical demonstration and Q&A attend this session to find out more.

Recordings of past events are made available to the relevant members groups.

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For recordings of professional events, click here.

Past Events

  • Ask the OT with Occupational Therapist, Jo Southall  20th June
    Ask the OT with Occupational Therapist, Jo Southall  20th June
    Thu, 20 Jun
    Zoom
    20 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 20:00 BST
    Zoom
    20 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 20:00 BST
    Zoom
    Each month (usually on the third Thursday) - our independent OT Jo Southall goes live at seven (GMT).* If you have a problem, if no one else can help, ...maybe you can ask the HMSA Team OT! Planning, pacing, joint protection, mobility aids, and self-management - advance questions welcome :)
  •  Dental Care and Hypermobility Syndromes POSTPONED. NEW DATE BEING CONFIRMED.
     Dental Care and Hypermobility Syndromes POSTPONED. NEW DATE BEING CONFIRMED.
    Membership Offer
    Thu, 13 Jun
    Webinar
    13 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 20:00
    Webinar
    13 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 20:00
    Webinar
    This session will be led by Dr Audrey Kershaw, a GDC-Registered Specialist in Oral Surgery with over 35 years' experience who has an interest in this field. The session will explore Hypermobility Syndromes (inc EDS) and the implications for Dental Care, issues with local anaesthetic and much more.
  • Relaxation Taster Session with Kim Clayden 2024
    Relaxation Taster Session with Kim Clayden 2024
    Wed, 29 May
    Zoom
    29 May 2024, 19:00 – 20:10 BST
    Zoom
    29 May 2024, 19:00 – 20:10 BST
    Zoom
    This is a free taster session of the Relaxation Sessions we offer free to our members as a membership benefit. Come and see the benefits of relaxation for yourself.
  • Tai Chi for Hypermobility
    Tai Chi for Hypermobility
    Membership Offer
    Thu, 23 May
    Webinar
    23 May 2024, 19:00 – 20:00
    Webinar
    23 May 2024, 19:00 – 20:00
    Webinar
    This session will be led by Nicola Jones a Tai Chi, Qigong and meditation instructor living with hypermobility. Tai Chi is a slow moving Chinese martial art for health and wellbeing. Learn how how the practice can be used as a method to support the hypermobile body.
  • HMSA - Ask the Experts FOR PATIENTS with Jo Southall (OT) and Dr Johanna Theron (Pain Management Specialist)
    HMSA - Ask the Experts FOR PATIENTS with Jo Southall (OT) and Dr Johanna Theron (Pain Management Specialist)
    16 May 2024, 19:00 – 20:00 BST
    Zoom
    Have a question about hypermobility that you want to ask? We have another extra special ‘Ask the OT’ session – we will be joined in our regular slot by OT, Jo Southall, AND by Dr Johanna Theron Strategic Clinical Lead, Community Chronic Pain Service Kent Community Health NHS Foundation.
  • Ask the OT with Occupational Therapist, Jo Southall, 18th April 2024
    Ask the OT with Occupational Therapist, Jo Southall, 18th April 2024
    Thu, 18 Apr
    Zoom
    18 Apr 2024, 19:00 – 20:00 BST
    Zoom
    18 Apr 2024, 19:00 – 20:00 BST
    Zoom
    Each month (usually on the third Thursday) - our independent OT Jo Southall goes live at seven (GMT).* If you have a problem, if no one else can help, ...maybe you can ask the HMSA Team OT! Planning, pacing, joint protection, mobility aids, and self-management - advance questions welcome :)
  • Introduction to Mast Cell - led by Mast Cell Action
    Introduction to Mast Cell - led by Mast Cell Action
    Membership Offer
    Wed, 27 Mar
    Zoom
    27 Mar 2024, 19:00 – 20:10 GMT
    Zoom
    27 Mar 2024, 19:00 – 20:10 GMT
    Zoom
    Free to members - £8 for non-members. Joy Mason, Director of Mast Cell Action, will be joining us to present on Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. With over 10 years of experience in the charity sector, Joy has a deep passion for community support and engagement.
  • HMSA - Ask the Experts with Jo Southall (OT) and Helen McCormack (Orthotist)
    HMSA - Ask the Experts with Jo Southall (OT) and Helen McCormack (Orthotist)
    Thu, 21 Mar
    Zoom
    21 Mar 2024, 19:00 – 20:00 GMT
    Zoom
    21 Mar 2024, 19:00 – 20:00 GMT
    Zoom
    Have a question about hypermobility that you want to ask? We have another extra special ‘Ask the OT’ session – we will be joined in our regular slot not only by OT, Jo Southall, but also Helen McCormack, experienced Orthotist.
  • "Understanding your Bendy Gut"
    "Understanding your Bendy Gut"
    Membership Offer
    Wed, 20 Mar
    Zoom
    20 Mar 2024, 19:00 – 20:00 GMT
    Zoom
    20 Mar 2024, 19:00 – 20:00 GMT
    Zoom
    Free to members - £8 for non-members. ‘Understanding your bendy gut’: Dr Mohsin Butt and Professor Qasim Aziz, are the joint scientific editors for a not-for-profit, patient friendly textbook due out in March which summarises the latest scientific evidence. They will be here to tell you more.
  • Hypermobility: Menopause, Hormone Health and Long-Term Health Planning
    Hypermobility: Menopause, Hormone Health and Long-Term Health Planning
    Membership Offer
    Wed, 13 Mar
    Zoom
    13 Mar 2024, 19:00 – 20:10 GMT
    Zoom
    13 Mar 2024, 19:00 – 20:10 GMT
    Zoom
    Free to members - £8 for non-members. This session with menopause expert Lexie Minter (specialist nurse prescriber), provides a timely opportunity to talk about hypermobility and hormones, offering insights into support and treatment options for improving hormone health and overall well-being.
  • Introduction to Clinical Physiology for the management of hypermobility & chronic health conditions
    Introduction to Clinical Physiology for the management of hypermobility & chronic health conditions
    Membership Offer
    Tue, 05 Mar
    Zoom
    05 Mar 2024, 19:00 – 20:10 GMT
    Zoom
    05 Mar 2024, 19:00 – 20:10 GMT
    Zoom
    Free to members - £8 for non-members. Emily Cochrane specialises in lifestyle management for PoTS, Dysautonomia, HSD, hEDS, Fibromyalgia, persistent pain, and fatigue.
  • HMSA - Ask the Experts for Professionals  29th Feb 2024
    HMSA - Ask the Experts for Professionals  29th Feb 2024
    Thu, 29 Feb
    Zoom
    29 Feb 2024, 19:00 – 20:00 GMT
    Zoom
    29 Feb 2024, 19:00 – 20:00 GMT
    Zoom
    Are you a professional and have a question about hypermobility that you want to ask? This is a free event - open to all professionals who want to learn more or have questions about how best to support patients.
  • Hypermobility and Nutrition with Lorna Ryan
    Hypermobility and Nutrition with Lorna Ryan
    Membership Offer
    Thu, 22 Feb
    Zoom
    22 Feb 2024, 19:00 – 20:00 GMT
    Zoom
    22 Feb 2024, 19:00 – 20:00 GMT
    Zoom
    Free to members - £8 for non-members. We are delighted that Lorna Ryan, a highly experienced Registered Clinical Nutritionist and leader in this field will be joining us to share her wide-ranging expertise. Lorna's clinical interest is directed by her personal experiences of living with hEDS.
  • HMSA - Ask the Experts with Jo Southall and Kim Clayden
    HMSA - Ask the Experts with Jo Southall and Kim Clayden
    Thu, 15 Feb
    Zoom
    15 Feb 2024, 19:00 – 20:00 GMT
    Zoom
    15 Feb 2024, 19:00 – 20:00 GMT
    Zoom
    Have a question about hypermobility that you want to ask? We have another extra special ‘Ask the OT’ session – we will be joined in our regular slot not only by OT, Jo Southall, but also Kim Clayden, expert patient and Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist.
  • Writing for Joy - Escape every day life and explore your imagination (TO BOOK GO TO MEMBERS' AREA)
    Writing for Joy - Escape every day life and explore your imagination (TO BOOK GO TO MEMBERS' AREA)
    Sun, 04 Feb
    Zoom
    04 Feb 2024, 16:00 GMT – 18 Feb 2024, 16:00 GMT
    Zoom
    04 Feb 2024, 16:00 GMT – 18 Feb 2024, 16:00 GMT
    Zoom
    We are so pleased to announce this event - which is FREE and for MEMBERS ONLY. If you are a member, register now: www.hypermobility.org/membersevents We have 12 places available. The 3 sessions will run each Sunday from 4th to 18th February inclusive from 4-5.30pm via Zoom.
  • Hypermobility and Personal Injury Claims - with Jonathan Pidduck, Girlings Solicitors
    Hypermobility and Personal Injury Claims - with Jonathan Pidduck, Girlings Solicitors
    Membership Offer
    Thu, 01 Feb
    Zoom
    01 Feb 2024, 19:00 – 20:10 GMT
    Zoom
    01 Feb 2024, 19:00 – 20:10 GMT
    Zoom
    Free to members - £5 for non-members. Jonathan Pidduck, Managing Director of Girlings Personal Injury Claims Solicitors, will talk about his journey as personal injury lawyer, give advice and share the specific understanding he brings as two very close family members have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.
  • HMSA 'Living Well' Series 2024 - weekly from 10th Jan (BOOKING IN MEMBERS' AREA)
    HMSA 'Living Well' Series 2024 - weekly from 10th Jan (BOOKING IN MEMBERS' AREA)
    Tue, 23 Jan
    Zoom
    23 Jan 2024, 19:00 GMT – 07 Feb 2024, 19:00 GMT
    Zoom
    23 Jan 2024, 19:00 GMT – 07 Feb 2024, 19:00 GMT
    Zoom
    We are so pleased to announce that Jo and Kim will be running their ‘Living Well’ Series again in 2024 - which is FREE and for MEMBERS ONLY Register now www.hypermobility.org/members-only Sessions start on Wednesday January 10th (7-8pm) and run for 5 weeks. (To join us you will need to be a member.)
  • HMSA - Ask the Experts with Dr Jessica Eccles and Jo Southall
    HMSA - Ask the Experts with Dr Jessica Eccles and Jo Southall
    Thu, 18 Jan
    Zoom
    18 Jan 2024, 19:00 – 20:00 GMT
    Zoom
    18 Jan 2024, 19:00 – 20:00 GMT
    Zoom
    Have a question about hypermobility that you want to ask? We have another extra special ‘Ask the OT’ session – we will be joined in our regular slot not only by Jo Southall but also Dr Jessica Eccles whose work focusses on the overlap of neurodivergence with hypermobility.
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