Tag Archive: physical therapy

Valdimar and the two tallest men in Iceland

Diagnosis was my turning point

My story began with disappointments. I was playing soccer, qualifying for the Icelandic national team try-outs, and having to cancel due to injuries. I was injured most of my athletic career, I pushed through but I was in continuous pain. The mental aspect of being injured was, in my case, far worse than the physical
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ceciley doing ballet

Our daughter is learning to speak up and advocate for herself

Cecily is a vibrant and social, but tender-hearted 12-year-old ballet dancer who, despite her multiple diagnoses, not only finds true joy in the day to day but inspires it in all of us.  After years of daily headaches (from the time she could express herself in words), “growing pains”, progressive bilateral leg deformities, and finally
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valerie story

Spending my childhood in PT gave me my passion

My name is Valerie, you can reach me at the @bendybodyblog! I’m about to be 23 and currently in graduate school, studying for my doctorate in physical therapy! I have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), Postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS), celiac disease, chronic migraines, eczema, asthma, and suspected Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS). Throughout my studies and activities, I
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Jasmine story

I channel my pain into passion when I dance

Hi, my name is Jasmine and this is my story of living with EDS.  Growing up, dance was like oxygen for me, I needed it to survive. I was dancing six days a week by the age of 9 and dance was my passion. I was constantly told by my dance teachers that only weak
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Slowly but surely I’m stopping EDS from winning

For my whole life I struggled with building strength, keeping up with peers, and not understanding why movements look so different when I do them compared to others. As an adult, I now know what Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is: suddenly everything makes sense and the questions have been answered.   When it came to my muscles, they
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