Coming soon: Taming the Zebra
Expected to print October 2023
A definitive guide for patients and providers
If you know someone or are an individual with hypermobility spectrum disorder (HSD) or Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS), you recognize that, though this should not be the case, there are challenges navigating the healthcare system. As physical therapists, Patricia Stott (DPT, PT, MS, ATC, CHT, CYT) and Heather Purdin (MS, PT, CMPT) have witnessed the resulting impacts firsthand, but they have also seen what happens when patients find the answers and care they need.
In pursuit of generating positive outcomes for patients, Stott and Purdin have combined their personal and professional knowledge and written Taming the Zebra - It’s Much More Than Hypermobility: The Definitive Physical Therapy Guide to Managing HSD/EDS Volume I Systemic Issues and General Approach. Featuring insightful and fun illustrations from talented artist Chris Purdin, like the one shown above, Taming the Zebra addresses how various body parts are affected in HSD/EDS patients and provides management strategies that derive from experience working in a rehabilitation setting. As a resource for both patients and providers, this guide will aim to share knowledge that will help better the lives of HSD/EDS patients.
“This long-awaited EDS resource is absolutely stunning. Stott and Purdin have put together a massive labor of love built on a foundation of decades of expertise-- in a specialty area that is making a timely entrance onto the radar of more practitioners as systemic chronic inflammation increases. The chapters are high-level yet concise and blend the art of assimilating information and research with clinical pearls of wisdom, case examples, flowcharts and incredible visuals. Taming The Zebra is unparalleled to date in this arena.
This book should be part of the curriculum for every physical therapist out there--and every practitioner who works with chronic pain and chronic illness. I will be referencing this book often and with great enthusiasm--it's a game changer for the quality of life for individuals with hEDS and those who support their care.”
Amber Walker, PT, DPT, CFMP, CNPT
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