Fibromyalgia Treatment Options
Physical and Occupational Therapy |
Massage Therapy |
Physical Activity |
Physical and Occupational Therapy
Fibromyalgia treatment may include seeing a physical therapist, which has many benefits. Physical therapy can help relieve fibromyalgia pain and stiffness. A physical therapist can increase confidence with exercise, help relax tense muscles and teach you more about your body and movement. Similarly, occupational therapists teach you how to reduce strain on your joints during daily activities while maintaining physical fitness. They will show you how to improve your home and work environments to reduce motions that may aggravate fibromyalgia. They also may recommend aid devices for daily activities.
Registered massage therapists are trained in the assessment of soft tissue and joints of the body, and the treatment and prevention of injury, pain and physical disorders.
Physical activity helps improve physical and mental health. It also plays a vital role in the management of fibromyalgia. Physical activity helps reduce stiffness and pain, increase energy and stamina, improve sleep quality and promote weight loss and long-term weight management.
It’s important to consult your doctor or physical therapist about a routine that is moderate and will not increase the chance of flare-ups. There are many fitness centres and organizations that have
exercise programs which target people with arthritis and fibromyalgia. You can also find more information on simple steps to incorporate
physical activity into your everyday life.