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Using physiotherapy to manage fibromyalgia

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Using physiotherapy to manage fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a complex cycle of episodic pain and fatigue. Sufferers report all over tenderness and pain, particularly in joints. The mechanisms behind fibromyalgia are not yet fully understood, and there is no cure known yet. Physiotherapy can be a useful way to help manage the pain and discomfort in the mean time. Joint mobilisation Part of the diagnosis criteria for fibromyalgia is all over pain, both in the joints and the soft tissues. Unfortunately, the disorder can create a downward spiral whereby the sufferer moves and exercises less and less due to pain and fatigue, which leads to joint soreness when they do attempt more exercise. Physiotherapists can help to maintain joint movement and flexibility by using joint mobilisation techniques, and they can help the patient to come up with exercises they can attempt outside of the physiotherapy...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Visiting a Physiotherapist

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Frequently Asked Questions About Visiting a Physiotherapist

A physiotherapist can help with healing after an injury or surgery and can help a patient adjust to conditions that may affect their mobility such as arthritis. If you’re never visited a physiotherapist before, you may wonder about how the visits work since it’s much different than visiting your regular doctor for a checkup. Note some questions that are often asked about physiotherapists and which you’ll want to check with your therapist or clinic before treatment begins. 1. Why is an initial assessment needed? An initial assessment is always needed for physiotherapy because each patient will have a varying degree of mobility after an accident or injury and will heal on their own schedule. A physiotherapist will want to assess your mobility, overall physical strength, and other such factors in order to create a schedule of therapy for you. ...

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