Online Course
Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome
Learn to identify and effectively manage hypermobility in children

1-1.5 hours





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Tracy Prowse
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Tracy is a child and adolescent health physiotherapist, mindfulness teacher, pain practitioner, lecturer and trainer

Paediatrics Physiotherapy Group of the South African Society of Physiotherapy

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Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (BJHS) is a connective tissue disorder that can cause pain in multiple joints. BJHS often occurs in younger patients and while it is a well-recognised condition, it is often overlooked and not considered as a differential diagnosis. This course will introduce BJHS and explore evidence based physiotherapy management strategies for paediatric populations.


This course aims to introduce Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and discuss appropriate evidence based physiotherapy management strategies.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Videos
  2. Reading Activities
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.1 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • describe the epidemiology of BJHS
  • summarise the key signs and symptoms of BJHS
  • compare BJHS with four other conditions that should be considered as differential diagnoses in patients who present with hypermobility
  • choose the appropriate assessment measure for BJHS
  • plan an effective intervention for paediatric patients with BJHS

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

Tracy Prowse: No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.
Non-financial disclosure related to Tracy Prowse's Mindfulness courses: I am a board member of the Institute for Mindfulness in South Africa.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
This course was highly beneficial if you are working with a paediatric population. The course information is clear, concise and easy to apply to practice.
Nicole Ruiz
United Kingdom
Thorough course on the topic with differentiation of Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome to other connective tissue syndromes. Great explanation of the diagnosis. Good treatment explanation and walk-through of general application to patients with thoughtful considerations and approaches. All in all an enriching course on the basics of this topic!
Daniel Christiaan Malan
United Kingdom
This course is well structured, clear and extremely helpful, as these children are seen a lot in most general outpatient practices. I would recommend it to anyone treating young patients. It even helped me to understand some of the older patients I see who still require management.
Sarah Jones
South Africa
Tracy Prowse gave us a clear picture of what benign joint hypermobility syndrome is, how to diagnose and how to manage it.
Karin Stork
South Africa
Really enjoyed this course! Easy to understand and very informative across the board. Gives a good knowledge base to move forward with.
Sarah Macey
United Kingdom
Very informative and it gives a good foundation for understanding the correct approach to treating patients with greater than average joint mobility
Michael Spillane
Well presented and pertinent points highlighted. References were provided for more in-depth reading.
Bianca Lutchman-Dindial
Trinidad And Tobago
A good, concise course with good guidelines for the physiotherapy management of this condition.
Colleen Westgate
South Africa
Great course - brief and very informative!
Maxine Clark
South Africa