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A Patient-Centered Approach to Care

Our comprehensive program is based on an integrated approach to care that supports the medical, physical, and psychological needs of patients.  

For Patients & Families

Please note that the contents of this website are for informational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice. Always seek the advice of a qualified health care provider for questions regarding a medical condition.

  • The GoodHope EDS clinic assesses individuals for a diagnosis of EDS or G-HSD. Whether you have a previous diagnosis or are being referred to see if you have EDS we will assess you using the most up-to-date diagnostic criteria to confirm or rule out a diagnosis of EDS/G-HSD.

  • Assessments take place using a combination of MS Teams videoconferencing software and in-person physical examination.

  • Patients may be referred to other services to assess for other co-morbidities such as postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), Mast cell activation syndrome, and functional gut disorders

  • Our clinic is actively engaged in research to learn more about and best support patients with EDS/G-HSD. Patients may be asked to take part in a research study.

When EDS suspected?

Whether you have a known diagnosis of EDS or your health care team suspects that you may have a diagnosis of EDS you may benefit from assessment and possible treatment in the GoodHope EDS program.

The GoodHope EDS program sees patients from across Ontario using both virtual and in-person assessment/treatment methods. 

If you suspect you may have EDS or G-HSD please reach out to your primary care practitioner to discuss your symptoms. Symptoms that may prompt a concern for EDS include:

  • Multiple hypermobile joints 

  • Joint pain as a result of joint hypermobility

  • Very soft and stretchy skin with easy or abnormal scarring 

  • Joint instability (dislocation/subluxation) 

  • Musculoskeletal injury from minimal trauma  

Other symptoms that may prompt the suspicion of EDS when also accompanied by joint hypermobility may include:


  • Gastrointestinal issues

  • Chronic headaches and migraines

  • Mood disorders

  • Dizziness/fainting/light-headedness when standing 

  • Unexplained hives, rashes, itching and allergies 

  • Easy bruising and skin scarring

  • Extreme fatigue 

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