Reddy Care Physical and Occupational Therapy is OPEN! Click here for new guidelines. Call us at 516-829-0030, Fax Referrals to 516-466-7723.

Fibromyalgia and Physical Therapy

fibromyalgia Physical Therapy

Fibromyalgia is a long term, chronic, and painful condition defined by tenderness and fatigue throughout the body.  While it’s unclear what causes fibromyalgia, it appears to happen when the body's central nervous system doesn’t process pain properly.

 

Symptoms of fibromyalgia often start after an emotional or physical trauma. Genetics may also play a role, having a family with fibromyalgia can put you at increased risk for developing it yourself. It also tends to affect women more than men.

 

Additional signs & symptoms of fibromyalgia include:

 

Unfortunately, there is no cure for fibromyalgia; treatment is focused on lessening symptoms and improving quality of life. Many people with fibromyalgia will struggle with widespread pain and debilitating symptoms for many years. Medication can be prescribed to help with pain and other symptoms, and certain lifestyle changes may be needed to help maintain overall health. Things like exercise, maintaining a healthy diet, and managing stress are particularly important for those with this condition. 

 

Physical therapy can help guide you through a program of exercises that can help improve your stamina, flexibility, and range-of-motion. Low-impact movement is one of the best ways to reduce widespread pain.  On top of exercises and stretches, a physical therapy program can also include other pain-relieving modalities like trigger point injections, massage therapy, and ice and heat therapy.  On top of physical therapy, occupational therapy may help you make adjustments to your home or workplace to make life more comfortable for you and help you accomplish your daily tasks. 

 

At Reddy Care Physical and Occupational therapy, we have a team of expert physical and occupational therapists that can help you manage your fibromyalgia pain. They will work with you to design a custom treatment plan to treat your specific symptoms. To find out more about the different treatment plans we have available, give us a call and schedule a consultation. Don’t wait, get started today!  

 

Reddy Care Great Neck (Great Neck Physical Therapy): 516-829-0030
Reddy Care Farmingdale (Farmingdale Physical Therapy): 516-420-2900
North Shore Towers: 718-224-8480
Woodbury Physical Therapy: 516-367-1111
In-Home Physical & Occupational Therapy (Home Care): 516-829-0030
*Home therapy servicing Long Island, Queens, Staten Island, Brooklyn, the Bronx & Manhattan

Bayside & Deer Park clinics coming soon* 
 
 
 
Sources
https://www.reddycare.net/services/fibromyalgia
https://www.everydayhealth.com/fibromyalgia/guide/

 

 

Author
Reddy Care Physical and Occupational Therapy Reddy Care Physical & Occupational Therapy Reddy Care Physical & Occupational Therapy is an outstanding specialty service providing exceptional care and state-of-the-art treatments for the residents of Farmingdale and Great Neck, New York. The combination of innovative exercise programs, manual therapy, and technology together with the expertise of every member of the team enables Reddy Care Physical & Occupational Therapy to provide services that ensure superior clinical outcomes and consistently high patient satisfaction.

You Might Also Enjoy...

Deconditioning

Deconditioning is a process that can happen after a serious bout of inactivity, or bedrest. Numerous studies have shown that physical therapy and exercise in older adults can increase mobility, decrease risk of falls, and even increase bone mineral density

Hands on Physical Therapy

Hands on therapy has a long history in the field of physical therapy and has many known benefits and long-lasting results. Some ways hands on therapy can help are:  Relieving pain,  Easing swelling,  Inducing relaxation 

How is your posture?

Posture is an important part of everyday life that many of us tend not to focus on. If your core muscles are weak, you may unknowingly be causing some damage to your body.

Multiple sclerosis (M.S) and Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is often an important part of treatment, helping patients with M.S improve their function and independence. A course of occupational therapy may also prove useful for patients suffering from multiple sclerosis.

Physical & Occupational Therapy for Arthritis

Physical therapy is a great noninvasive treatment for managing arthritis pain. Occupational therapy can be an important part of recovery for patients, helping them maximize their ability to participate in everyday activities.

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular rehab aims at helping patients who are experiencing symptoms of a vestibular disorder. This can be delivered by a physical therapist who can significantly reduce symptoms related to vertigo and other vestibular conditions.