Board-certified anesthesiologist, integrative pain medicine physician and former ballet dancer, Linda Bluestein, M.D., specializes in treating dancers and other athletes at increased risk of hypermobility disorders. She is the founder and cohost of the podcast, “Bendy Bodies with the Hypermobility MD” and also founded and is a former cohost of the podcast “Hypermobility Happy Hour”. Dr. Bluestein is a contributing author for the book, Disjointed – Navigating the Diagnosis and Management of Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders. Through her private practice, Hypermobility MD, Dr. Bluestein is helping people from all over the country live better lives.
Dr. Bluestein completed her anesthesiology residency at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine after receiving her Medical Degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine and is a member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, the Performing Arts Medicine Association, and the Resources Committee for the Dance Healthy Alliance of Canada. She has published a number of original research papers and regularly presents her work at national and international meetings.
As a leading specialist in connective tissue disorders such as Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS), Dr. Bluestein helped to create the first online EDS CME (Continuing Medical Education) program. She is the Director of Education for the nonprofit, EDS Wellness, Inc. Dr. Bluestein serves as an assistant professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Central Wisconsin where she is the course director for the RISHI Healer’s Art Program. More information about Dr. Bluestein can be found on her website, www.hypermobilitymd.com.