Hypermobility Syndrome: How Loose is Too Loose? Is There More? - Marsha Rutland, PT, MEd, ScD, OCS, COMT, C-DN, CSCS

Duration 2 h


£ 100 £ 120
Hypermobility Syndrome:  How Loose is Too Loose? Is There More? - Marsha Rutland, PT, MEd, ScD, OCS, COMT, C-DN, CSCS

About Course

The purpose of this course is to review signs and symptoms of joint hypermobility as well as recognize and identify epidemiology and classification systems of hypermobility. The Beighton Scale screen will be reviewed. In addition, possible comorbidities associated with joint hypermobility will be discussed, thus assisting clinicians in their evaluation and treatment of individuals with joint hypermobility. Intermediate Level



Marsha Rutland, PT, MEd, ScD, OCS, COMT, C-DN, CSCS is a professor of Physical Therapy at Hardin-Simmons University DPT program. She received her BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas (1979), Master of Education degree from Hardin-Simmons (2002) and an Sc.D. in Physical Therapy with emphasis in Orthopedics from Texas Tech University (2008). She is a certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) - APTA (2003,2013) and has a certification as an orthopedic manual therapist (COMT) for extremities through IAOM (2007). Additionally, she is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (2003). Dr. Rutland is also a Certified Dry Needler(C-DN) through IAOM. Her teaching responsibilities include Clinical Anatomy I and II, Diagnostic Imaging, Healthcare Management. Dr Rutland received the William R. Gould Memorial Outstanding Physical Therapy Faculty Member Award from TPTA in 2011 and the Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence from Hardin-Simmons University in 2014. Dr. Rutland’s research interests’ center around anatomy and anatomy education, orthopedic assessment and treatment. Dr. Rutland’s 41 years of clinical experience is in a variety of settings, with mainly outpatient orthopedics x last 20+ years. She has recently started the Anatomy Certification Program at HSU for clinicians desiring to teach Anatomy.



Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

1. Recognize and identify epidemiology and at least 3 classification systems of hypermobility

2. Understand the histology of connective tissue

3. Describe 3-5 signs and symptoms of joint hypermobility

4. Perform the Beighton scale screen on an individual

5. Verbalize 5-10 possible associated comorbidities with joint hypermobility


Pre-Study: 30 Minutes Plan to read the course materials, references and review the post test before the start time. Please be prepared to share patient case study and related question during the discussion time.

5 min - Background & Review of Learner Outcomes; Pre quiz questions - Lecture

30 min - Epidemiology; Classification systems of Hypermobility; Histology of connective tissue - Lecture/Interactive Discussion

20 min - Performance of Beighton Scale; Review of other Hypermobility scales - Lecture/ Video/ Interactive Discussion

25 min - Signs and Symptoms associated with Joint Hypermobility - Lecture/Video/ Interactive Discussion

20 min - Treatment Ideas for Those with Hypermobility Syndrome - Lecture/Video/ Interactive Discussion

20 min - Case Study/ Q and A, Summary; Post quiz questions Lecture/ Interactive Discussion

Post-test: Research, identify, and submit your post test question answers on the online form. This is an open book test you can take multiple times if needed to obtain the 70% score (Allow 30 minutes for these completion tasks)

Course content

video Hypermobility Syndrome: How Loose is Too Loose? Is There More? 2 h
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Course Instructor

Motivations Inc. provides training courses for medical rehabilitation professionals, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and athletic training. We focus on innovative evaluation and treatment approaches to facilitate patient recovery from accidents, illnesses and developmental delays—in dynamic settings taught by the industry's finest.