At Bodyfit Physio we find that our approach to the management of Fibromyalgia can be very effective for our clients. Fibromyalgia is a condition that can be poorly understoodWe see many people who have previously had negative experiences with rehabilitation. We aim to turn this around so that you experience success and feel supported to achieve the all the things in life that you desire.  

Issues that some people with Fibromyalgia might want to address with physio include: 

  • Pain management 
  • Fatigue 
  • Return to activity and social life 
  • Strength 
  • Endurance 
  • Posture 

Physiotherapy approaches that our clients with Fibromyalgia find useful: 

  • Discover your baseline – what can you do? 
  • Pacing. Less about what you do or how much of it you do, pacing is all about how much you do in one go. We help you figure out: 
    • Your ‘just right’ level of activity 
    • How to put this into practice  
    • How to progress towards the type of activity and lifestyle you want to have 
  • Pilates – We love Pilates as a therapeutic medium. There are so many benefits: 
    • Supervised exercise allows us to assist you directly with pacing 
    • Building core strength helps to support your other joints and muscles, which may be contributing to your pain 
    • Short 2-minute bursts of exercise are reported in research as being well tolerated 
  • Hands on treatment can be useful for treating specific joint or muscle pain that may be aggravated by your Fibromyalgia, or contributing to your pain picture 
  • Home program 
    • Can be as simple as a very short walk 2-3 times per week 
    • Our fab Physitrack app gives reminders and shows you how to do the exercises 
    • Everyone is an individual, we find your ‘just right’ level of exercise 
    • Not too little, not too much