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Ruth

Ruth

Name: Ruth Goode
Age: 17
Year of the Fix: 2015
Location: Norwich
Campaign: To raise awareness of hypermobility syndrome

I have hypermobility syndrome, which quite simply means being too flexible and double-jointed. The ligaments around my joints are too loose so they all have a larger range of movement than they should do. It can cause me injuries such as sprained wrists and ankles.


I wasn’t diagnosed until last year, about six years after I first experienced pain as a result of the condition.

It’s my view that many people don’t know enough about hypermobility syndrome and the challenges that those living with it can face every day.

With Fixers, I want to create a resource to help improve people’s understanding of the condition.

I hope that by doing this I can help people receive a diagnosis sooner, so they can get the support they need.

Dr Toby Smith, University of East Anglia
Dr Toby Smith, a Physiotherapy Lecturer at UEA, supports my Fix. He agreed to be interviewed to appear in my broadcast film.

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