If you suffer from constant pain, aches, and stiffness from fibromyalgia, the thought of undertaking an exercise regimen may sound like an instant turnoff. On the contrary, those who suffer from fibromyalgia can experience a world of long-term benefits by adhering to a customized physical therapy plan. Many fibromyalgia patients have used physical therapy as a means to get active and help them manage their pain with great success.
Fibromyalgia patients often avoid exercise out of fear that it will worsen their symptoms. Unfortunately, inactivity can actually breed further stiffness and pain, causing patients to be caught in a vicious cycle without relief. Depending on the severity of your condition and your physical abilities, a physical therapist can help you create a gentle yet effective treatment program that keeps your pain levels in mind, helping you eliminate the difficulty of getting started.
Physical therapy can help fibromyalgia patients in the following ways:
- Better-quality sleep
- Improved mood
- Increased range of motion
- Lessened fatigue
- Enriched physical ability
Physical therapy for fibromyalgia can involve a wide range of different stretches and exercises to help you cope with your condition, including aerobic exercise, strength and conditioning training, massage therapy, deep breathing exercises, aquatic exercise, and yoga. By starting slow, pacing yourself, and setting realistic goals for your progress, a physical therapist can help you improve your stamina and teach you techniques to minimize your discomfort.
Monmouth County Physical Therapy
At ProFysio Physical Therapy, our skilled physical therapists have helped numerous individuals throughout Monmouth County and Aberdeen cope with their fibromyalgia symptoms and can help you improve your quality of life. With state-of-the art equipment and the latest medical techniques, we can help you regain an active lifestyle and help you live with your condition comfortably.
Give us a call today at (732) 333-6360 or schedule a free consultation today to get started.