Blogs from May, 2023

Relieving Common Fibromyalgia Symptoms with Physical Therapy

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder that causes widespread pain and tenderness in the muscles, joints, and other soft tissues. It is estimated that approximately 4 million American adults are living with fibromyalgia, and it is more common among women than men.

Common symptoms of fibromyalgia include fatigue, difficulty sleeping, headaches, depression, anxiety, and cognitive difficulties. Fortunately, physical therapy can be an effective treatment for managing the symptoms of fibromyalgia.

To learn more about how physical therapy can help with fibromyalgia, contact our team today at (732) 812-5200.

What Physical Therapy Services are Effective in Treating Fibromyalgia?

Through targeted treatments, physical therapists can help reduce pain and improve mobility in patients living with fibromyalgia. Additionally, physical therapists can provide advice on lifestyle changes (such as diet and exercise) that can help manage symptoms. Treatments that your physical therapist may recommend include the following:

  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Postural alignment and correction
  • Manual therapy
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Aquatic physical therapy
  • Patient education
  • Graston technique

At ProFysio Physical Therapy, we are experienced in helping patients with fibromyalgia find relief from their symptoms through physical therapy treatments. Our team of physical therapists have advanced knowledge about how to best treat fibromyalgia patients through a variety of techniques, such as the ones listed above. Your treatment plan will be dependent upon your specific medical needs, symptoms, and goals.

Schedule a Consultation with a Physical Therapist Today

We understand that living with chronic pain can be difficult, but we are here to help our patients find relief from their symptoms, so they can live healthier and happier lives. We have seen first-hand how our treatments have helped many of our patients manage their pain and improve their quality of life.

If you or a loved one is living with fibromyalgia, we encourage you to reach out to us to schedule a consultation, so we can address symptoms and prescribe the appropriate treatments. Give us a call at (732) 812-5200 to begin.