Talking about Joints, Hypermobility, Dance & Shattered Dreams
with Dr. Linda Bluestein
If you are a busy professional woman with a child in the performing arts then this episode is for you! If you are a performing artist then this episode is for you! If you have ever experienced joint pain you don’t want to miss this conversation. We will dive into hypermobility syndrome which is when you have very flexible joints and it causes you pain. Also referred to as being bendy or double-jointed, hypermobility can impact the entire body from pain and injury to organ health, mental health, and sleep!
Dr. Bluestein opens up about how she has been impacted and why she is now THE doctor for hypermobility issues. Her special interest in treating performing artists (who are at increased risk of hypermobility disorders) stems from her many years as a ballet dancer and shattered dreams of turning professional due to her own Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS). EDS is generally characterized by joint hypermobility (joints that move further than the normal range).
About Dr. Linda Bluestein
Dr. Bluestein is an international speaker at the forefront of research on pain, hypermobility, and dance medicine. An integrative medicine physician with certification in Performing Arts Medicine, Dr. Bluestein takes a unique approach to the evaluation and treatment of this highly specialized population. Dr. Bluestein received her Doctor of Medicine from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine followed by the completion of an anesthesiology residency at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. She is board-certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology.