For today’s blog we will be discussing Fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body. It results in widespread pain and extreme tiredness. People with fibromyalgia may also have: difficulty sleeping, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and muscle stiffness. It is estimated that fibromyalgia affects nearly 1 in 20 people across the globe. Anyone can develop fibromyalgia, although the condition affects more women than men. In most cases, fibromyalgia occurs between 30 and 60 years of age, but it can develop in people of any age, including children and the elderly.

Hydrotherapy provides unique ways to strengthen muscles, relieve pain, improve balance, and restore joint health. The best thing about it is all of these benefits are achieved without harmful or damaging impact to the body. While other fitness activities provide benefits for the fibromyalgia body – walking, yoga, tai chi, stretching, etc. – hydrotherapy is a perfectly suited fitness solution for those who have chronic pain and mobility concerns. It’s a great resource to add to your already existing variety of fitness routines. It is important to remember that variety provides a powerful key to fitness success.

People with fibromyalgia often have concerns when it comes to exercise. We hear things such as ‘I can’t it’s too painful’, ‘I don’t want to injure myself and hurt more than I do now’, and ‘I don’t know how to move or what to do on my own.’ Here at Kiltipper Woods Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy Clinic you will be treated by one of our professional physiotherapists on a one to one basis. They will discuss your goals and objectives with you and together you can come up with a treatment plan.

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