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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome services offered in Stamford, CT and Rye, NY

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome services offered in Stamford, CT and Rye, NY


If you experience constant joint pain or frequent dislocations, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome may be to blame. At High Quality Home Therapy in Stamford, Connecticut, & Rye, New York, which also offers in-home services to patients throughout Connecticut and New York, Caryn McAllister, PT, DPT, and her skilled team provide innovative therapies and other treatments that reduce pain, increase strength, and restore musculoskeletal function. Schedule an in-person or home-based visit with the High Quality Home Therapy team by phone or request one online today. Telehealth is also available.

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Q&A


What is Ehlers-Danlos syndrome?

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a connective tissue disorder that commonly affects the joints, skin, and blood vessel walls. It’s a group of inherited disorders with numerous genetic causes, often passed down from parents to their children. 

Treatment with the High Quality Home Therapy team offers you relief. The practice is part of a network of excellence recognized by the Ehlers-Danlos Society.


What are the symptoms of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome?

Common characteristics of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome include:

  • Joint pain
  • Dislocations
  • Overly flexible joints
  • Stretchy skin
  • Slow healing wounds
  • Wrinkled appearance of scars
  • Early onset of arthritis
  • Pain with exercise
  • Reduced ability to exercise
  • Weakness
  • Poor fitness level
  • Chronic pain
  • Fatigue
  • Poor coordination
  • Reduced body awareness
  • Impaired balance 
  • Clumsiness
  • Frequent falls
  • Decreased gross and fine motor control
  • Developmental delays in children
  • Problems with handwriting

Your joints may move outside of a normal range of motion due to Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. The syndrome can make it difficult to lead a quality, pain-free life. 

Children with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome might learn to walk later than their peers.


Which Ehlers-Danlos syndrome treatments are best for me?

The High Quality Home Therapy team discusses your symptoms, lifestyle, goals, and medical history to determine how to best treat Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. They are skilled movement specialists who provide one-on-one therapy sessions personalized to your needs.


What happens during Ehlers-Danlos syndrome therapy?

Therapies used to treat Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and its symptoms include the following:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Hands-on manual therapy
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Vestibular rehabilitation 
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Condition-specific exercises
  • Therapeutic massage

Treating Ehlers-Danlos syndrome can improve balance, coordination, joint pain, and your overall quality of life. It maximizes your confidence, strength, and overall mobility, minimizing bothersome symptoms and the risk of painful or costly complications. 

You might meet with your therapist weekly or as needed in the High Quality Home Therapy office or during home-based therapy visits. High Quality Home Therapy also offers virtual convenient telehealth options. The highly trained team takes exceptional care of you or your family member, providing high-quality services with long-lasting results.

To reduce Ehlers-Danlos syndrome complications, schedule an in-person, home-based, or telehealth evaluation at High Quality Home Therapy by phone or request one online today.

About Cara Ganser, Administrator

Every great organization has someone amazing running daily operations. Cara Ganser is that person at High Quality Home Therapy! As practice administrator, Cara ensures we give you the best experience possible, from intake to scheduling to assigning the just right team of providers for your family's needs. Cara truly enjoys helping people, which aligns with the mission of High Quality Home Therapy to help as many people as possible receive the best physical, occupational, speech and massage therapy services, as well as exercise physiology / personal training, social work, social skills development and vocational training.

After graduating from Drexel University, Cara raised four children in Darien, CT and worked in management within the chemical, construction, non-profit and healthcare sectors. Cara's excellent interpersonal skills, understanding of hospitality based healthcare services, passion for excellence and strong organizational skills contribute to how we do what we do for so many people.

On her free time, Cara enjoys paddle tennis and hiking with her pooch.

We are grateful to have Cara work with us, and we know you will be grateful too!