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How does physical therapy help people with fibromyalgia?

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Physical therapists can show people with fibromyalgia how to relieve symptoms of pain and stiffness in everyday life. These health care professionals teach people with fibromyalgia how to build strength and improve their range of motion. They show them ways to get relief from deep muscle pain. And they can help people with fibromyalgia learn how to make sensible decisions about daily activities that will help prevent painful flare-ups.

From: Fibromyalgia and Physical Therapy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Arthritis Foundation: "Fibromyalgia: Treatment Options." U.S. Department of Labor: "Physical Therapists." McIlwain, H. and Bruce, D. Holt, 2007.


The Fibromyalgia Handbook, 

Lanhorst, J et al. (Oxford), 2009.  Rheumatology

Reviewed by Louise Chang on July 05, 2018

SOURCES: Arthritis Foundation: "Fibromyalgia: Treatment Options." U.S. Department of Labor: "Physical Therapists." McIlwain, H. and Bruce, D. Holt, 2007.


The Fibromyalgia Handbook, 

Lanhorst, J et al. (Oxford), 2009.  Rheumatology

Reviewed by Louise Chang on July 05, 2018

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