Why @ITVThisMorning and @DrDawnHarper were wrong about #hypermobilitySyndrome and #EhlersDanlosSyndrome

This made me so angry! A health professional should know better!

The Hippy Geek

It’s just double jointedness. Nothing to worry about.

These were the words of Dr Harper when faced with a parent caller on ITV’s This Morning program who was concerned about giving her child a “note” to excuse them from PE. An Internet backlash commenced by people who were thoroughly offended by her off hand comments which was watched by a rather bemused wider community. From an outsiders perspective, what could be wrong with being double jointed? You don’t get a note from your mum if you’re bad at maths! But equally, being had at maths doesn’t present the possibility of having a genetic connective tissue disorder that can lead to severe disability and at worst, sudden death. (That’s very much worst case & very rare – and also, you’re not bad at maths, you just need more practice and a good teacher). Dr Harper showed a similar disregard for the…

View original post 500 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s