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Manual Therapy for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia can be a debilitating condition that can affect the quality of life of those who suffer from it. This medical malady is often characterized by muscle stiffness and moderate to severe pain throughout the body along with extreme fatigue and sleep disturbances. While the cause of fibromyalgia can often be mysterious, being the victim of an accident in the Bradenton area can often be a trigger.

Here at Impact Medical, we are highly familiar with fibromyalgia and the life disruption that it can cause for sufferers. Our highly skilled care providers can treat this condition through a variety of modalities, but one of the most effective that we have found is through manual therapy. Today we would like to discuss how manual can be of great benefit to those who have had the onset of fibromyalgia due to an accident in the greater Bradenton area.

The symptoms of fibromyalgia can affect both your physical and mental health, but manual can combat these symptoms through targeted techniques that relieve pain and stress. Targeting both the physical and mental aspects of this syndrome is key, as mental stress can increase pain, and pain can increase stress. Here at Impact Medical, we have found that the following types of manual can be highly effective in relieving the discomfort of fibromyalgia:


Deep, slow, smooth strokes target the muscle layers that lie deep underneath the skin to aid in the release of tension. This type of manual can also target trigger points that can be the cause of headaches, knots, and strained muscles.


This type of manual utilizes slow and long strokes that produce a highly calming effect on the mind and body. This highly relaxing technique can produce feelings of well-being, reduce pain, and aid in digestive functioning too.


Fibromyalgia sufferers can often see improved pain management when incorporating myofascial manual into their treatment regimen. This technique assists in relieving tense muscles and improves circulation which can help to lubricate muscle tissue and joints for more ease of movement.


Lymphatic drainage manual uses manual pressure to help drain fluid from the lymphatic system and remove toxins from the body for improved circulation and functioning.

As you can see, there are multiple manual modalities that can improve your fibromyalgia symptoms and overall wellness after an accident. Our highly skilled, multi-disciplinary team of doctors, manual therapists, and physical therapists at Impact Medical Bradenton will work with you post-accident to develop a care plan that makes a positive impact on your recovery so that you can get back to living life to the fullest. Call us today and get on the road to recovery.