Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain and tenderness in the muscles and soft tissues. People with fibromyalgia may also experience fatigue, sleep disturbances, headaches, cognitive difficulties, and even anxiety and depression. The cause of fibromyalgia is not well understood, but it is thought to involve abnormalities in the way the brain and spinal cord process pain signals.
At Vita, our Physical Therapists help manage fibromyalgia symptoms through exercise, stretching, and other therapeutic techniques aimed at reducing pain, improving mobility, and enhancing overall physical function. Our specialists will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan to help manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
How Physical Therapy can help
Physical therapy can help treat fibromyalgia symptoms by addressing the muscular and soft tissue components of the condition. Therapies we may employ include:
- Strength and conditioning and range of motion exercises
- Manual therapy
- Dry needling to help with chronic pain
- Assisted stretching
- Movement therapy
- Medical fitness