Published on: 18-Apr-2023
Individuals with joint hypermobility have an expansive range of motion beyond normal limits. They are particularly supple and able to move their limbs into positions others may find difficult. This inherent flexibility presents distinct advantages for certain athletes, especially those involved in gymnastics, swimming, and diving. However, joint hypermobility can also be associated with a higher risk of injury.
In today’s episode of Sports Medicine Weekly, Dr. Brian Cole is joined by George Andrews, PT, DPT from Rush Physical Therapy. Andrews was a collegiate diver at Indiana University, one of the best D1 diving programs in the country. As a former diver and physical therapist, Andrews will provide his perspective on hypermobility in athletes, how divers train and condition, common injuries, and the role of physical therapy in recovery from hypermobility-related injuries.