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Physical Therapy Modalities-Heat, stretching,
massage, meditation, body work, can all be
used to maintain the functional ability of a
person with fibromyalgia. It does not help in
curing the condition or alleviate the return of
symptoms. The goal of these treatments is to
minimize fatigue and maintain functional ability.
Manipulation-People with fibromyalgia both
subjectively and objectively have been shown to
benefit from manipulation.32 Counterstrain is
the technique of choice. Specific goals need to
be set. In my practice if, after an initial weekly
treatment for three weeks, the positive response
does not last at least two weeks, I discontinue
manipulation. Almost all patients feel
better for some short period of time ranging
from 3 hours to 3 days. If the response does not
last, then the effect is not alleviating the underlying
pathology of the disorder.
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