Musculoskeletal Care published research on adherence to home physiotherapy in children and young people with joint hypermobility. Twenty eight families participated in a qualitative study that included multidisciplinary treatment interventions including physical therapy for children (5-17 years old). The parents and the children reported that exercise helped the symptoms of joint hypermobility.
There was increased follow through to exercise programs with the following:
- Parental motivation
- adapting family routines
- making exercise a family activity
- seeing benefit increased adherence to exercise
- lower levels of parental supervision
- not understanding the treatment
- not seeing benefit
- not having specific time to dedicate to doing the exercises.