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  1. The commentator and the doctoral candidate should have also included information on Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome which is a genetic condition involving extremely “loose” or extensible connective tissue. If memory serves, most of the people who are contortionists have this syndrome to some extent.

    Beighton, P., Grahame, R., & Bird, H. (2012). Hypermobility of Joints (4th ed.). London, UK: Springer-Verlag.

    Sands, W. A., McNeal, J. R., Penitente, G., Murray, S. R., Nassar, L., Jemni, M., . . . Stone, M. H. (2015). Stretching the Spines of Gymnasts: A Review. Sports Medicine, 46(3), 315-327. doi:10.1007/s40279-015-0424-6

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