The Importance of Physical Therapy Intervention in Improving the Quality of Life in a Patient with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Keywords:Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, physical therapy, motor reeducation
The purpose of this work is to promote the efficiency of physical therapy in maintaining the patient's quality of life, who presents this syndrome. The research was conducted on a female patient diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome type III Hypermobility. She
represented the experiment on which the physical therapy program was applied, including physical exercises, drainage, massage, passive/passive-active mobilizations, postures, balneotherapy, physiotherapy, and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation techniques. The physical therapy methods and recovery techniques contributed to regaining the ability to maintain quality and motor capacity. These results were observed due to the tailored dosage of exercises based on the patient and their condition, and the patient's systematic involvement contributed to achieving the goals. Following the research undertaken and the obtained results, the established hypotheses were confirmed, obtaining results that helped maintain skin elasticity, prevent potential dislocations, and achieve better joint stability.