Find Help

We are here for you, so that you do not face your worries alone.  The Foundation supports patients, families, and advocates in the Loeys-Dietz syndrome community through its:
  • Loeys-Dietz syndrome helpline at 1-888-LDS-FCAN. Find peer support, answers, and resources through the helpline.
  • Resource Directory of hundreds of LDS resources. Find information on medical, paramedical, psychological, financial, social, educational, legal, and genetic testing resources.
  • Peer Support Groups hosted virtually on the third Monday of each month.

Resource Directory for Loeys-Dietz Syndrome

Medical Resources

To find a clinic:

  • Specializing in genetics, cardiology, or connective tissue disorders like Loeys-Dietz syndrome, visit our Find a Clinic Directory
  • Knowledgeable about connective tissue disorders and specializing in orthopedics, neurology, women’s health, obstetrics, fertility, otorhinolaryngology, contact us.
Paramedical Resources

Paramedical resources include physical therapy, occupational therapy, kinesiology, chronic pain, massage, naturopathy, wellness, and other services.

Across Canada:

  1. Resources for Canadians Living with Chronic Pain, Government of Canada

In Alberta:

  1. Vida Health and Wellness (Physical Therapy)
    • Key person: Mercedes Eustergerlin (Physical Therapist)
    • 609 14 Street Northwest, Suite #208, Calgary, Alberta, T2N2A1
    • Phone: 403-237-0211
    • Email:

In Atlantic Canada:

  1. Reconnect Health Centre & Physiotherapy
    • 25 Gorge Road, Moncton, New Brunswick, E1G 1B1
    • Email:
  2. The Fix
    • 478 Granville St., Summerside, PEI, C1N 4K6
    • Phone: 902-724-3104
    • Email:
  3. InMotion Health Centre
    • Key person: Pamela Dolomount (Business Manager)
    • Location 1: 179 Hamlyn Road, St.John’s, Newfoundland, A1E 5Z5
    • Location 2: 496 Topsail Road, St.John’s, Newfoundland, A1E 2C2
    • Phone: 709-747-5945
    • Email:

In British Columbia:

  1. VGH Centre for Cardiovascular Health (Kinesiology)
    • Key person: Taira Birnie (Lead Case Manager)
    • 2775 Laurel St., 6th Floor, Vancouver, British Columbia, V2W 1X1
    • Phone: 604-875-4111 x61258
    • Fax: 604-875-5794 
    • Email:
  2. Ygeia Therapy (Naturopathic Doctor)
    • Key person: Dr. Daisey Kent (Naturopathic doctor)
    • 416 Jubilee St., Duncan, British Columbia, V9L 1X2
    • Phone: 250-510-1910
    • Fax: 250-597-8881
    • Email:
  3. Ygeia Therapy (Massage Therapist)
    • Key person: Bianca Thoma (Massage Therapist)
    • 394 Duncan St., Duncan, British Columbia, V9L 3W4, Phone: 778-748-0645
    • Email:

In Manitoba:

  1. Pure Lifestyle
    • 1129 Empress Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 3H1
    • Phone: 204-338-7873

In Ontario:

  1. Pillars of Wellness
    • Key person: Laurent Pinci (Co-owner & founder)
    • 100 Plains Rd W #16, Burlington, Ontario, L7T 0A5
    • Phone: 905-637-4000
    • Fax: 905-637-4922
    • Email:
  2. Toronto Physiotherapy
    • Key person: Maryam Davari (Physical Therapist)
    • 1246 Yonge Street, Suite 306, Toronto, Ontario, M4T 1W5
    • Phone: 416-922-5118
    • Fax: 647-436-1926

In the United States of America:

  1. Healy Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine (Physical Therapy; Offers tele-health)
    • Key person: Dr. Michael P. Healy (Physical Therapist)
    • 927B Warren Ave, East Providence, RI, 02914, United States
    • Email:
  2. Actify Physiotherapy & Wellness (Physical Therapy; Offers tele-health)
    • Key person: Dr. Márcia Perretto (Physical Therapist)
    • 7000 W Palmetto Park Rd, Suite 220, Boca Raton, FL, 33433, United States
    • Phone: 561-366-2435
    • Email:
Psychological and Social Resources

Therapists and Helplines:

  1. Find a therapist anywhere in Canada, from Psychology Today
  2. List of helplines across Canada, from Crisis Services Canada Directory
  3. Loeys-Dietz syndrome Helpline, from the Loeys-Dietz Syndrome Foundation Canada

Support Groups:

  1. Loeys-Dietz Families Facebook Group
  2. Loeys-Dietz Syndrome Support Group, from the Marfan Foundation
    • This group meets virtually on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7pm EST.
  3. Support Group for Parents or Guardians of Children with LDS, Marfan, or Related Conditions, from the Marfan Foundation
    • This group meets virtually on the third Wednesday of every month at 7 pm EST.
  4.  Pain Management Support Group, from the Marfan Foundation
    • This group meets virtually on the 4th Thursday of every month at 7pm EST.
  5. Scoliosis Support Group, from HiggyBears, maker of special bears for scoliosis patients
    • Support groups are for people with scoliosis of all ages – kids, tweens, teens, and adults. The groups offer a space for age-appropriate games and/or discussion on life with scoliosis. 
  6. Online Peer Support for People Living with Heart Disease and their Caregivers, from Heart and Stroke Foundation Canada 
    • In English and French.
  7. Canadian Directory of Genetic Support Groups
  8. Loeys-Dietz Syndrome UK/Ireland/Channel Island Families Facebook Group
  9. Support Group for Aortic Disease, from Aortic Hope
    • For people living with aortic disease, their caregivers, and their medical professional. 
    • This group meets virtually on the first Tuesday of every month at 2pm EST and on the last Wednesday of every month at 7pm EST.
  10.  Caregivers Support Group, from Aortic Hope
    • For caregivers to people with aortic disease.
  11. Bereavement Support Group, from Aortic Hope
    • For people who have lost loved ones to aortic dissection.

Across Canada:

  1. Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness
  2. Pro Bono Resources in Canada
  3. Genetic Discrimination and the Workplace: An Update on the Evolving Legal Landscape
  4. Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  5. Lawyer Locate

In Quebec:

  1. The Centre of Genomics and Policy
    • Affiliated with McGill University.
    • 740 Avenue Dr. Penfield, Suite 5200, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 0G1
    • Phone: 514-398-8155
    • Fax: 514-398-8954

In Ontario:

  1. ARCH Disability Law Centre
    • 55 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2H7
    • Phone: 416-482-8255
    • Phone Toll-Free: 1-866-482-2724   
    • TTY (teletypewriter): 416-482-1254 
    • TTY Toll-free: 1-866-482-2728
    • Fax: 416-482-2981
    • Fax Toll-free: 1-866-881-2723
    • Email:
  2. Pro Bono Ontario
    • Phone: 1-855-255-7256
  3. Legal Aid Ontario
    • Phone: 416-979-1446
    • Phone Toll free: 1-800-668-8258
    • TTY (teletypewriter): 1-800-855-0511
    • Email:
Genetic Testing Resources

Each province has its own genetic testing guidelines. If you would like to learn more, ask your primary care provider for a referral to a genetics clinic or contact us


Information on Genetics:

  1. Genetics and Loeys-Dietz Syndrome: types of LDS, mutations, genetic testing, and how your family may be affected
  2. Genetics 101 and LDS-causing mutations in the TGF beta pathway 

The Foundation does not provide social, health, or medical services nor are they responsible for medical or other referred services provided by third parties.  

This page offers a preview of the Resource Directory. To find additional information or add a resource to the directory, please contact the Foundation.

The LDS helpline offers peer support, answers, and access to resources.


What is peer support? It is a type of support from someone who has lived a similar experience. 

Our peer support is provided by Lindsay, a member of the Foundation with peer support training, Loeys-Dietz syndrome in her family, and experience with diagnosis, medical treatment and complications, as well as caregiving.

All conversations are confidential. We are committed to protecting privacy and personal information. Find the details in the Foundation’s consent form and privacy policy.

The Resource Directory offers information on LDS resources.

The Resource Directory offers information on resources to help patients and families live well with Loeys-Dietz syndrome. 

The Resource Directory provides information on medical, paramedical, psychological, financial, social, educational, legal, and genetic testing resources, as well as information about other organizations.

Additionally, the private and community-run Facebook group, Loeys-Dietz Families, is a safe place for patients and their loved ones to find support. 

This page offers a preview of the Resource Directory. To find additional information or add a resource to the directory, please contact the Foundation.

The Peer Support Groups offer a safe space to share experiences and gain support.

Living with a rare disease, such as Loeys-Dietz syndrome, can present significant challenges, both physically and psychologically. Benefits of peer support groups for people living with rare diseases include social contact, emotional support, knowledge sharing, and empowerment. 

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