“ I help individuals with EDS or HSD unlock their full potential and achieve their goals.

30 years
of experience
Jacquelyn Schirmer

Welcome to EDS WellBeing.

Hi. My name is Jacquelyn and I am the founder of EDS WellBeing. 

I am a registered osteopath, Pilates, yoga & rehabilitation teacher and lecturer. I also have a background in psychology. I specialise in working with people with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD) and their common co-morbidities.

I am passionate about helping people with EDS/HSD take control of their lives by finding the most effective way to manage their pain and other symptoms. With my knowledge, years of international experience and individualised approach, I help clients get the most out of their life-without hiding behind their chronic illness.

My volunteer work is as Clinical Lead for the Clinical Advisory Panel for EDS NZ.

How I Can Help You

I think of myself as the "magic octopus", in that I have many tentacles that reach out to my clients and give them the support they need. When I work with you I will bring my 30 years of knowledge and experience together to create an individualised approach to managing your complex pain.  This will ALWAYS involve a multi-disciplinary team which I can help gather for you.


I'm committed to providing my clients with the right resources and support, helping them take an active role in their own health.  To support this,  I attend monthly EDS ECHO sessions with world leaders in EDS research.
With my role as Clinical Lead for EDSNZ, I have access to a multi-disciplinary team for each patient. I only refer to practitioners who understand the needs of the HSD/EDS patient. We are currently gathering practitioners for the Network of Excellence in New Zealand and I am collating the application. I really hope this will bring faster support for you all.


The passion for me is the vital role of playing detective with patients to find out what's most important to them in the complex symptom presentation of their connective tissue disorder - whatever that presents for them.


Clinicians Meetings UK/Europe/Australasia
Paediatrics (North America)
Annual Global Conferences 2021-2024
Multi-disciplinary Team Practice Australasia
Clinicians UK/Europe & Australasia
Allied Health Professionals UK/Europe/USA


Classical EDS
Vascular EDS
Pain Management
Emergency Care
Allergy & Immunology Complications
Paediatric & Adolescent Concerns (America and Australasia)
Jacquelyn Schirmer

Ready To Get Started?

Book your initial appointment with me now. Together we will discover how you can go beyond merely living with EDS or HSD and THRIVE.