Is Exercise Physiology the Best Treatment for Fibromyalgia?
There is plenty of evidence in science today that Fibromyalgia (FMS) does exist.
Exercise Physiology and Massage Therapy are the two best treatment modalities for this complex syndrome.
For you, it is important to find a balance between exercising too much and not doing anything at all. Massage or Soft Tissue Therapy manipulates the tissue to reduce tension throughout the body. Whilst exercise keeps you mobile and functional.
My name is Daniel O'Sullivan and if you are finding that you cannot find a good balance in managing you Fibromyalgia (FMS) then please read this discussion paper on FMS and call me or message me to develop a management strategy.
My Clinic is located in Weetangera, Belconnen, Canberra.
'In my experience with FMS patients, long term remedial massage is more effective in treating the various symptoms, than mechanistic physiotherapy.
The latter being disliked by patients who mistrust the conventional physiotherapy of tens machines and heat packs'.
The Best Resources for Fibromyalgia in Canberra
As mentioned above Accelr8 Rehab is the best place for you if you need to start exercising and managing your Fibromyalgia. Exercise Physiology prescription along with massage is a great combination for your pain.
ACT Health is obviously a great place to start to gather some information about Fibromyalgia.
A nice discussion on the Chronic Pain Australia Website about GP's in Canberra who understand Fibromyalgia.
The ACT/ME provide support and information for people affected by Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) /Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) in the Canberra region.
ACT ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Society is a not for profit, self help organisation which provides support services such as monthly information sessions, a self help course and Telephone Information and Support Service (TISS). They provide information about ME/CFS and FMS to members, medical practitioners and the public.
Another good discussion page if you are looking for a Rheumatologist in Canberra for Fibromyalgia.
A great Resource for everything Chronic Pain Related. Chronic Pain Australia is the national grass roots voice of Australians living with chronic pain. They do this by providing high-quality, user-friendly, research-based information and support that puts people living with chronic pain at the centre of attention. Chronic Pain Australia also works towards de-stigmatising chronic pain. De-stigmatising chronic pain saves lives.
Another great website on Chronic Pain and how to manage it. One of my favourite Pain Educators Lorimer Moseley is involved in the site. Painaustralia is Australia’s leading pain advocacy body working to improve the quality of life of people living with pain, their families and carers, and to minimise the social and economic burden of pain on individuals and the community.
Dr Romil Jain and I have a good relationship about understanding the role of Exercise in Chronic Pain. We share the same patients and believe that Exercise Physiology plays a big role in Fibromyalgia management.