Hypermobility, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain,
Edition 1
Edited by Alan J Hakim, MB, FRCP, Rosemary J. Keer, MSc, MCSP, MACP and Rodney Grahame, CBE, MD, FRCP, FACP

Publication Date: 15 Sep 2010

This groundbreaking new text explains and documents the scientific basis of chronic pain in Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS) and other heritable disorders of connective tissue from the physiological, epidemiological, genetic and clinical viewpoints. It asks the reader to consider the possibility of JHS, identify it clinically, understand its co-morbidities, including interdependencies with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, while managing the condition appropriately.

Hypermobility, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain takes a multi-specialty and multidisciplinary approach to understanding JHS and its management, drawing together expertise from a broad group of internationally-recognized authors. The book is split into two sections. Section 1 deals with the clinical manifestations of JHS and Fibromyalgia, their epidemiology and pathophysiology. Section 2 covers clinical management. Here the reader will find chapters covering pharmacotherapeutics, psychotherapy and physical therapies that address the needs of patients from childhood to adulthood.

It is hoped that Hypermobility, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain will advance knowledge of therapies and provoke further research while stimulating interest and encouraging debate.

Key Features

  • Comprehensively relates practical therapy to the nature of the underlying pathology
  • Covers in one single text both the scientific and practical management aspect of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and its allied pathologies
  • Contributions from over 30 leading international experts
  • Multidisciplinary approach will support all health professionals working in this field
About the author
Edited by Alan J Hakim, MB, FRCP, Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist & Director of Strategy and Business Improvement, Whipps Cross University Hospital, London, UK. Consultant Rheumatologist and General Physician; Rosemary J. Keer, MSc, MCSP, MACP, Specialist Chartered Physiotherapist, Central London Physiotherapy Clinic, Harley Street, London UK and Rodney Grahame, CBE, MD, FRCP, FACP, Consultant Rheumatologist, University College Hospital, London, UK
Table of Contents

PrologueSarah Gurley-Green

SECTION 1: CLINICAL SCIENCE1. The heritable disorders of connective tissue: epidemiology, nosology, and clinical featuresAlan J Hakim, Fransiska Malfait & Anne De Paepe

2. What is the joint hypermobility syndrome? – JHS from the cradle to the graveRodney Grahame with contributions from Jaime F Bravo, Nathan Hasson, Rosemary Keer & Susan M Maillard

3. The physiology of painMaliha Shaikh, Alan J Hakim & Nicholas Shenker

4. Anxiety disorders, their relationship to hypermobility and their managementRocio Martin-Santos, José Alexandre Crippa & Anthony Bulbena

5. Fibromyalgia and hypermobilityAnisur Rahman & Andrew Holman

6. Neuromuscular physiology in joint hypermobility

6i Cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction and chronic fatigue in fibromyalgia and joint hypermobility syndromeJaime F. Bravo, Gonzalo Sanhueza, Alan J Hakim6ii Bowel dysfunction in joint hypermobility syndrome and fibromyalgiaAdam D Farmer & Qasim Aziz 6iii Gastrointestinal manifestations of opioid therapy in chronic pain syndromesAdam D Farmer & Qasim Aziz 6iv Proprioceptive dysfunction in JHS and its managementWilliam R Ferrell & Peter W Ferrell

SECTION 2: THERAPY7. Pharmacotherapy

7i Pharmacotherapy in fibromyalgiaAndrew J Holman 7ii Pharmacotherapy in joint hypermobility syndromeHoward A Bird

8. Pain management and cognitive behavioural therapyH. Clare Daniel

9. Physiotherapy and occupational therapy in the hypermobile adultRosemary Keer & Katherine Butler

10. Physiotherapy and occupational therapy in the hypermobile adolescentAlison Middleditch

11. Physiotherapy and occupational therapy in the hypermobile childSusan M Maillard & Julie Payne

12. Regional complications in joint hypermobility syndrome

12i The shoulder jointAnju Jaggi & Simon M Lambert 12ii The handKatherine Butler12iii The hip jointMarc George & Marcus JK Bankes12iv The kneeFares Haddad & Rohit Dhawan12v The hypermobile footRon S McCulloch & Andrew Redmond with contribution from Rosemary Keer12vi Pregnancy and the pelvisRodney Grahame & Rosemary Keer 12vii The cervical spine and jawa The cervical spine Rosemary Keerb Temporomandibular joint - physiotherapy managementLynn Bryden c Temporomandibular joint – surgical intervention Waseem Jerjes & Colin Hopper12viii The thoracolumbar spineKaye Walls

13. Fitness, sport, performance and the principles of rehabilitationJane Simmonds

Book details
ISBN: 9780702030055
Page Count: 336
Retail Price : £45.99

Allied health professionals such as physiotherapists, podiatrists, occupational therapists, practitioner psychologists. Osteopaths.

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