What is the Fibromyalgia?
According to the American College of Rheumatology: Fibromyalgia is a common neurologic health problem that causes widespread pain and tenderness. The pain and tenderness tend to come and go and move about the body. Most often, people with this chronic (long-term) illness are fatigued and have sleep problems. Diagnosis can be made with a careful examination.
What is the Fibromyalgia Program?
Our program offers you a unique approach to the management of fibromyalgia that utilizes clinical physical therapy principles along with health and wellness education.
Several evidence-based research studies have shown that physical therapy can improve physical function and overall wellbeing for patients with fibromyalgia.
Our physical therapy program centers on helping you regain control of your fibromyalgia symptoms as you focus on exercise, education, and lifestyle changes rather than on the chronic problems of pain, stiffness, and fatigue.
Additionally, patient education is potentially the most crucial part of the treatment process and our commitment to education is what sets us apart from other health professionals.
Our Program Contents
I. Comprehensive Physical Therapy Evaluation by our Physical Therapist
II. Development of Individualized Physical Therapy Program
III. Education Program
A. Understanding Fibromyalgia
B. Exercise for Fibromyalgia
C. Energy Conservation & Pacing
D. Pain Management
E. Importance of Relaxation
F. Sleep Disruption
G. Chronic Illness & the Stages of Grief
Our office is also home to the Central Maryland Fibromyalgia Support Group
Contact: Teresa Rimel, PTA, Coordinator