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Neurological physiotherapy for Fibromyalgia

The neurological physiotherapists at Liverpool Neuro Physio treat Fibromyalgia. People with fibromyalgia experience pain and fatigue often to a disabling degree.

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic (long term) pain condition that is characterised by pain all over the body andtender points.Tender points are point on the body that hurt when touched. People with fibromyalgia tend to feel fatigue and tiredness a lot of the time and it cause disability in a person suffering from it. Areas where pain may be present include:

Physiotherapy can be beneficial for anyone who suffers from fibromyalgia as it can help to reduce pain and improve any disabilities the condition may have caused.

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Effects of Fibromyalgia

There are various symptoms that a person may experience with fibromyalgia they may include:


The severity of this can differ from person to person. People tend to feeldrained of energy


this is the most common symptom of fibromyalgia. It can be more common in the muscles that are used repetitively. The pain is sometimes described as throbbing, stabbing, shooting or burning. It will vary from person to person and day to day.

Muscle and joint ache

this can occur in any joint in the body but is most common in the lower back and legs. It may be worse with physical or mental exertion

Cognitive dysfunction

this could be poor concentration or memory loss. General reduction in cognitive function is common

Morning stiffness

Similar to arthritis. Stiffness in major joints may be felt in the morning

Sleep disturbance

it can sometimes cause excessive sleeping and altered sleeping patterns.

Abdominal pain

similar to irritable bowel syndrome. Sometimes people with fibromyalgia may be diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome.

Skin sensitivity

Some people will experience high sensitivity in areas where there is pain present.

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Physiotherapy for fibromyalgia

Physiotherapists at Liverpool Neuro Physio will work with you to produce a specific treatment programme aimed at improving your symptoms. The specialist physiotherapists have a sound knowledge of your condition and will be able to provide you with the best physiotherapy to reduce your symptoms. Physiotherapy will vary from person to person depending on their symptoms. Some of the physiotherapy treatment may involve:

Your physiotherapist at Liverpool Neuro Physio will work on helping you to regain maximal function whilst taking into consideration any other symptoms you may be experiencing such as pain and fatigue. A gentle exercise program maybe put together to help reduce any pain and fatigue you may be experiencing. Slight exertion may help to improve your symptoms.

Your physiotherapist at Liverpool Neuro Physio understands that the pain and fatigue maybe disabling your abilities to continue with your daily activities. Taking this into consideration your physiotherapist will produce and set you goals that are realistic to your ability and symptoms. Once your symptoms begin to improve the physiotherapist will progress your treatment. Your developed exercise program is essential for you to continue to help keep your muscles strong and your fitness levels up. The physiotherapist will put together your programme to increase your feeling of well-being.

Your physiotherapist understands that you may be suffering from extreme pain and can also put into place modalities to help ease your pain. Treatments that can be applied by your physiotherapist include heat therapy, electrotherapy, hydrotherapy and massage techniques. Physiotherapy is extremely effective in reducing the amount of pain you may be experiencing. Your physiotherapist has advanced knowledge in these therapies and will be able to incorporate these into your treatment.

It is important for you to continue or take up physiotherapy sessions in order to prevent your muscles from weakening, to keep your fitness levels and improve your physical well-being. The physiotherapists at Liverpool Neuro Physio will not only take into consideration physical abilities but your symptoms such as pain, fatigue and mood too. Your physiotherapist will work their best to motivate and challenge you to achieve your maximum potential and as a result your quality of life will improve.

The physiotherapists at Liverpool Neuro Physio are enthusiastic to help you to become as independent as possible so you wont have to rely on others. They will teach you and your family /carers any specific exercise programmes so you can continue with it between sessions. This will promote the benefits of the exercise which you should feel after continuing with physiotherapy.

To arrange an appointment or to speak to one of our specialists, call us on 0151 558 0188 or email office@liverpoolneurophysio.co.uk.

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