According to the American College of Rheumatology, Fibromyalgia is a common neurologic health problem that causes widespread pain and tenderness (sensitivity to touch). The pain and tenderness tend to come and go and move about the body. Most often, people with this chronic (long-term) illness are fatigued (very tired) and have sleep problems.
How can physical therapy exercises help?
- Exercise was found to improve quality of life (30% reduction in VAS score for lack of energy), pain relief, psychological well-being, endurance, anxiety, self-efficacy, depression, muscle strength, and flexibility.
- Walking improves the psychological health of patients and decreases pain after 8-week treatment program developed on the patient’s individualized needs.
- Pool and land-based aerobics improved depression, psychological well-being, endurance and self-efficacy at the end of a 23-week therapy cycle.
- Endurance exercises such as cycling can improve cardiopulmonary function.
At Pivot Physical Therapy we work closely with your doctors to ensure you receive a multi-faceted, cutting-edge, and innovative treatment approach to improving function and quality of life.
Call 844.PIVOT.PT (748.6878) or visit our website to find a Pivot Physical Therapy clinic near you.