Chronic Pain & Fibromyalgia
RI Rehabilitation Physical Therapy Center offers clients suffering from chronic pain and fibromyalgia a wide range of treatment modalities to control and eliminate pain. Warm water therapy is especially useful for reducing the diffuse non-localized pain associated with fibromyalgia. The buoyancy of the water deloads the joints while the warmth of the water helps to release spasmed muscles, relieve nerve inflammation and relax soft tissues.
We use a wide variety of manual techniques with chronic pain conditions as well. Craniosacral therapy, joint mobilization and visceral mobilization can be extremely helpful for clients with chronic pain conditions. Soft tissue massage is another important component of a pain reduction program for clients with chronic pain and fibromyalgia. Exercise programs for clients with chronic pain can include postural education, body mechanics training, stretching, strengthening and endurance programs.