Fibromyalgia is a medical disorder that causes chronic widespread pain. It can also include fatigue, sleep interruptions and joint stiffness, though not everyone who has fibromyalgia will suffer from all these symptoms. It is more common in women and affects up to 4% of the population.
There is no cure for fibromyalgia, but physiotherapy treatments have proven to be effective in reducing the associated symptoms. Our Physiotherapists are knowledgeable in exercise treatments and patient education on pain management.
We also provide modalities such as ice and heat in order to help with pain management. Also devices such a TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) unit is also available in order to stimulate the surrounding tissues. Furthermore, therapeutic Ultrasound is also accessible in order to break down scar tissues around the supporting muscles, it also reduces inflammation around the joints that causes pain and discomfort.
In addition, regular physical therapy programs may help you regain control of your fibromyalgia as you focus on lifestyle changes rather than on the chronic problems of pain, stiffness, and fatigue. Physical therapy focuses on the treatment, healing, and prevention of injuries or disabilities.
Our therapist will guide patients through exercise programs that will help the supporting muscles get stronger and they will also teach you manual stretches that can be perform anywhere in order to reduce muscle tension and fatigue.