We will be starting a pain-free exercise class for those with fibromyalgia on Saturday November 16th 2019.
The general opinion now seems to be that there is some sort of central nervous system irritation which leads to the widespread symptoms of fibromyalgia. Raised levels of inflammation have been found in the central nervous system of fibromyalgia patients, but is this a symptom or the cause? Still to be discovered. The symptoms remain difficult to manage
We will be doing very gentle neurological stretches in the classes, and some body-centred relaxation and mindfulness techniques for pain and relaxation.
Each participant will have a brief assessment of their personal nerve structure at the first session so that exercises can be tailored individually. The class will run initially for 10 weeks, and for longer if enough participants wish to continue.
Classes will take place at Physioplus+, 25-27 Redcar Road, Guisborough, TS14 6HR.
Start date Saturday 16th November at 2.30 pm.
The first session will be assessment, a cup of tea or coffee and cake, and essential form filling with assistance to show your pain patterns and comply with data protection regulations.
Follow up sessions will be gentle individual exercise and group relaxation. Please bring a pillow or two so that you can lie comfortably on the floor or sit comfortably in a chair for this.
Booking is essential, as numbers will be limited to ten participants.
You need to ring 01287 201006 between 9:00am and 12:00 noon to book with Christine, our practice manager, before November 10th 2019, clearly stating that you want to join the fibromyalgia class, and either paying over the phone with your card, or arranging to bring in cash or cheque before 14th November 2019.
If you sleep in the mornings, leave a message on the answerphone with your number, and mention the fibromyalgia class and best time to ring so that we can get back to you.
If the class fills quickly we will have a waiting list, or possibly put on an evening class at a later date.
Payment is required in advance by credit or debit card, cheque or cash. You will pay for EIGHT classes, as it is expected that you may miss a couple due to brain fog or a bad day. (If you attend all ten classes, we will ask you to pay for one more class at £12.) Therefore the starting cost will be £96.
Each class will be run by a physiotherapist with many years of experience in fibromyalgia assessment and treatment.
Please also read this excellent article (below) by Stephani Sutherland on current research.