Women are more flexible than men, 20-40% of females are hyper mobile compared to 10-30% of males. This hyper mobility is people that are very flexible and bendy without any other problems such as chronic pain, gastrointestinal problems, heart and blood pressure issues, this is known as benign joint hyper mobility syndrome.
Joint hyper mobility (JHM) syndrome becomes a problem when it involves multi systems of the body, such as the gastrointestinal system, the cardiovascular system, the skin, the immune system and the urinary system, this type of JHM syndrome affects 0.5 – 1% of the population. These people will have long episodes of chronic pain and fatigue, suffer dislocations of joints and struggle with anxiety amongst many other health problems with the body’s systems.
The best form of exercise for people suffering with JHM syndrome is Pilates.
Pilates improves joint stabilisation and proprioception, reverses muscle de-conditioning, improves core stability and segmental control, improves posture, improves muscular endurance, and helps manage chronic pain and fatigue.
If you suffer with JHM syndrome and want to know more about how Pilates can help you, get in touch with Sarah.