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The only facility of its kind, the forward-thinking multi-disciplinary Hypermobility Unit at the world-renowned Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth is a ‘one-stop-shop’, catering for all the medical needs of patients with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS). At our cutting-edge unit, patients are seen by our dedicated multi-disciplinary team with specialist areas of expertise, thus avoiding ineffectual referrals and management. Many patients spend years seeing various specialists without adequate explanations, therefore not understanding their condition.

Initial Consultation

After an initial consultation with a Consultant Rheumatologist, a comprehensive physiotherapy assessment will follow with one of our Specialist Physiotherapists. Depending on appointment availability, the assessment may take place on the same day in the Physiotherapy department situated in the main hospital building.

The (physiotherapy) assessment will be carried out by one of our specialist physiotherapists. Please allow up to an hour and a half for your appointment, although this may include report writing by the physiotherapist. The examination will include gathering information about your symptoms (attained from your specific history), followed by a detailed physical examination to identify how your symptoms are affecting you day to day.

The assessment will conclude with a discussion on the treatment planned and there will be time to answer any questions you may have. You may be asked to undress as part of the assessment so it may be worth bringing shorts/vest top.  A report is written detailing the proposed treatment plan and this is sent to your consultant.




Please contact us if you have any other queries or would look to book a consultation with one of our experts.

  1. Does my GP need to refer me?

Referral from a GP is usually required. It is helpful to have access to your medical history from your GP. Even if you have private medical insurance your insurer will usually request a GP referral.

  1. Do I need private medical insurance to qualify for treatment?

No. Other payment options are available to patients for most procedures. Please enquire at the clinic for further information.

  1. When is the clinic open?

The Hypermobility Unit offers routine appointments on a daily basis, Monday to Friday. PLEASE ADVISE

Appointments are available at other times by arrangement.

  1. Is there a car park?

There is a public car park in Kingsmill Terrace (just off Acacia Road) but there is no parking at the Hospital.

Making an appointment

Set out below are the contact details for our main Service Departments. The teams in these areas have a dedicated and caring approach to find you the earliest appointment possible with the correct specialist for your needs.

Most patients are referred to us by their GP or another medical specialist as a referral letter is often needed before an appointment can be confirmed.

If you do not have a GP, then we may be able to assist you by suggesting the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.

If you have medical insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa PPP, Norwich Union), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation for any treatment and, in most cases, you will require a referral letter from your GP.

To Make An Appointment

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