Physiotherapy Treatments for Fibromyalgia in Halifax, NS

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Physiotherapy for Fibromyalgia at 121 Wellness

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain, fatigue, and cognitive difficulties. It can be challenging to manage, but at 121 Wellness, we're here to help. Our dedicated team of physiotherapists offers tailored treatments designed to alleviate the symptoms of fibromyalgia and improve your quality of life.

Understanding Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia affects millions of people worldwide, predominantly women. Symptoms can vary greatly from person to person, but commonly include tender points in the body, constant fatigue, sleep disturbances, and cognitive troubles like 'fibro fog.' There is no known cure for this condition that can significantly impact daily life, but physiotherapy can play a crucial role in managing these symptoms.

Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Symptoms of fibromyalgia may include the following:

  • Pain over the entire body
  • Fatigue
  • Impaired focus or concentration
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Migraine or headaches
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders
  • Feeling nervous or depressed
  • Constipation
  • Numbness in face, arms, and legs

Fibromyalgia Causes and Risk Factors

The causes of fibromyalgia are unclear that’s why it’s often misunderstood. A person’s chances of developing the condition may be influenced by various factors.

  • Fibromyalgia may run in the family.
  • The condition tends to be more common in women.
  • Anxiety or depression. This can trigger the onset of fibromyalgia.
  • Painful diseases such as arthritis. These types of health conditions may aggravate fibromyalgia.
  • Physical abuse. People that have experienced physical or emotional abuse may be more likely to acquire fibromyalgia.
  • Physical trauma. Accidents or severe injuries may also trigger the condition.
  • Physical inactivity. Lack of exercise may also increase a person’s risk of developing the condition.

Fibromyalgia and Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists can teach you how to reduce pain and stiffness associated with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is complex, but your treatment can be broken down into parts, so you can improve your strength and mobility. Your physiotherapist can also help you manage your day-to-day activities so you can prevent the onset of pain. Physiotherapy programs are designed to help you focus on changes you can make so you can manage pain, stiffness, and fatigue.

At 121 Wellness, our physiotherapists use a combination of techniques to help reduce pain, improve mobility, and enhance overall well-being.

  1. Exercise Therapy: Regular, gentle exercise is a key component of fibromyalgia management. Our therapists can guide you through tailored exercises that can help reduce stiffness, boost energy levels, and improve your overall physical function.
  2. Education and Self-Management: Understanding your condition is a powerful tool in managing it. Our team will educate you about fibromyalgia and provide strategies to manage symptoms at home, including pacing activities, relaxation techniques, and sleep hygiene tips.
  3. Relaxation: Relaxation exercises are also incorporated into your treatment programs. These exercises seek to show you proper posture, reduce muscle tension, and improve flexibility. Along with appropriate exercises, you can also improve your eating and sleeping habits. This translates to better physical and mental health.

Benefits of Physiotherapy for Fibromyalgia

Licensed physiotherapists are experts in the study of movement. They’re also highly knowledgeable in issues that include acute and chronic pain, stiffness, sports injuries, and stress factors.

During your physiotherapy sessions, you’ll be working with a physiotherapist to develop a treatment program tailored to your case. Your physiotherapist will be there every step of the way to monitor your progress. They’ll also check if you’re able to perform treatments and exercises from home.

One-on-one sessions with your physiotherapist help you feel more comfortable throughout the treatment program. You’re also given undivided attention during your every visit to the physiotherapy clinic.

Why Choose 121 Wellness for Fibromyalgia Management?

At 121 Wellness, we believe in a patient-centered approach. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality care. We use the latest techniques and evidence-based practices to ensure you receive the best possible treatment.

Our goal is to empower you in your fibromyalgia management journey, helping you regain control and improve your quality of life. If you're living with fibromyalgia and want to explore how physiotherapy could help, we invite you to contact us at 121 Wellness. Let's take this journey together.

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Don’t let fibromyalgia limit what you can do. Contact us today at (902) 425-3775.

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