Living with Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia primarily affects women between the ages of 30 and 50 years old and can be triggered by a stressful/traumatic physical or psychological event. Following this event, chemical imbalance in the brain and nervous system lowers the body’s pain thresholds causing normal signals to be felt as pain, and also disturbs the body’s ability to cope with physical and psychological stressors, despite no tissue damage or deformity.

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Symptoms of fibromyalgia vary widely between every person, however common symptoms include

  • Widespread pain, hypersensitivity and unpredictable pains
  • Fatigue and difficulty sleeping
  • Muscle stiffness and tenderness
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Pins and needles/electric shock sensations

Other symptoms can include hypersensitivity to other stimuli (smell, light and taste) ,a dry mouth, hot sweats and problems with mental processes e.g. speech, memory and concentration.

Fibromyalgia also rarely occurs alone and is often associated with the development of other conditions such as IBS, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression/anxiety, carpal tunnel syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis.

How can physio help with fibromyalgia?

While there is no known cure for fibromyalgia, our physiotherapists may help ease the symptoms of pain. They can also help reduce stiffness and fatigue.  In addition to advice and education, our physiotherapists use a wide range of resources – from deep tissue massage to graded strengthening programmes with a particular focus on movement that is functional and meaningful. With these tools, they can help people with fibromyalgia use their muscles, stretch for flexibility, and move their joints through a range of exercises. The therapist documents your progress and gauges whether you’re practicing good therapy habits, alignments, and movement patterns in addition to the exercises at home.

If you would like to discuss how we can help you further, please call us on 0330 335 1016 or fill in the contact sheet and we will get in touch with you.

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All our physiotherapists are registered with the CSP and HCPC offering the highest standard of care

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Why choose Home Physio Group?

We are a dedicated team of Chartered Physiotherapists working exclusively in your home and providing the highest level of care. We recognise the importance of knowing that you are in safe hands and being looked after. With this is mind, our client management team are here to assist you every step of the way and will answer any questions you may have. We are passionate about helping you to reach your goals, relieve your pain, and improve your mobility.

The benefits of using our service include:

  • All our physiotherapists are hand-picked professionals with years of experience
  • We are registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). All our physiotherapists are checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 
  • We will arrange visits in your own home (or care home or place of work) at a convenient time to you
  • We work at speed and do not have a waiting list
  • We offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments
  • Our team work closely with the country’s leading consultants and specialists in their field
  • You will always have the same physiotherapist visiting you at home
  • You can have as many visits as you require
  • Our fixed pricing structure can be provided in writing so that you can consider it in your own time
  • We believe there is no “one size fits all” approach to care. Your personalised programme and treatment strategy will be unique to you