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Clinic at the Royal Children's Hospital

Joints that move beyond a typical range of movement are referred to as hypermobile. Hypermobility is often found in association with other features such as increased skin elasticity, low muscle tone and low blood pressure. Fatigue, joint instability or pain attributed to hypermobility, may be managed by an Occupational Therapist using:

Adaptive strategies for school, leisure and self care activities

  • Joint protection and stability techniques
  • Muscle toning programs
  • Postural management

The following practitioners at CPMG can be of service in assessing and managing hypermobility issues in children:

Peter is a Paediatric Rheumatologist and General Paediatrician currently holding appointments at both the Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Children’s Hospital. Peter studied medicine at the University of Melbourne before training in Paediatrics at the Royal Children's Hospital. Peter's Paediatric Rheumatology training was completed at the Royal Children's Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.
 

Simone is the principal therapist of Melbourne Children’s Hand Therapy. She is an Occupational Therapist specialising in Paediatric Hand Therapy. Simone has an 18-year association with the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, providing upper-limb programs to support children and young persons to participate in everyday activities in educational, community and home environments.

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