Treatment with a smile
Treatment of Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia, also known as fibrositis, is a disorder characterised by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatique, lack of proper sleep, memory loss and mood swings.
The term “fibro fog” is widely used to describe the patient’ts inability to focus or concentrate on mental tasks.
Symptoms may also include:
- Temperomandibular pain or TMJ disorders
- Irritable bowl syndrome
- Migraines and/or tension headaches
Treatment include release of the muscles associated with these symptoms via manual techniques, as well as anti-inflammotory modalities and very important, relaxation techniques and proper breathing. I follow a holistic approach to ensure that patients feel in control of their symptoms and condition, so proper advice on how to manage this condition from a physical point of view, will be given.
Stress Relief & Tension Headaches
These trigger points are released by massage, possible dry needling and also anti-inflammatory modalieties such as ultrasound and interferencial therapy.
Very important is that I always include advise regarding posture, breathing, home exercises and also practical and applicable stretches as part of the session.
A personalized exercise or stretch programme can be sent via email.
Follow-up sessions are required to determine progress.
The body will compensate for lack of function of the specific muscle group by compensating for it. This result in over-usage for the overloaded muscle, which will lead to possible muscle spasms. The body always strives towards symmetry, especially in very active people. So muscle imbalances needs to be sorted as soon as possible.
Suitable exercises will be given with each session. Follow-up session/s is required to check progress, and the patient will be re-assessed with a progressed exercise regime.
Lymph Drainage Treatment
Please contact me for more info on this technique.
Postural Correction & Core Strengthening
As a physiotherapist, core strengthening and postural correction forms a very important part of therapy, to enhance a functional and pain free lifestyle. Instructions as well as necessary graphics will be given on how to strengthen core muscles to improve the stamina of these important muscles.
So come see me for a consultation on how to get rid of the “poked chin syndrome”.