Best Exercise For Fibromyalgia Patients
Dr Brad Ivanchuk here.
I am a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line in the Beacon Hill Plaza.I am also a canfitpro certified Personal Training Specialist and an American Posture Institute Certified Posture Expert and Postural Neurologist.
Today is going to be for those people who may be suffering from fibromyalgia.
?Fibromyalgia is a very common and chronic condition where patients describe widespread pain not limited to one specific area of the body.When considering exercises for the fibromyalgia patient, whole body exercises must be taken into consideration.
And one of the most importantexercises is the free squat.A problem with squatting however can be that we lose proper form when we are in pain.
Pain can cause us to compensate in certain ways thatresult in the development of faulty movement patterns which can irritate the hips, knees, ankles and especially the lower back.
Remember that the lower back is your 3rd Posture Quadrant – the stability quadrant for the entire spine.Squatting properly will strengthen your hips, stabilize the lower back and make it way easier for you to get through your daily activities; walking,sitting, standing, stair climbing, getting in and out of bed, the car etc.
The free standing squat is by far the safest and most effective for the fibromyalgia patient and they are quite easy to do.Stand with feet shoulder width apart, stick your butt out a little bit to maintain that arch in your lower back and crouch down as far as you comfortably can and then stand up straight again.
Stand beside a wall or a chair if you need to for extra support and balance.Try and work up to 3 sets of 15 squats which you can do 2 or 3 times per day.Regarding fibromyalgia always keep 2 things in mind; one is that many fibro patients find chiropractic care hugely beneficial and secondly, fibromyalgiais currently the third most common diagnosis made by rheumatologists.
And as many as 25% of diagnosed cases are attributed to an earlier traumaticevent of which whiplash ranks number one.So, if you have had a whiplash injury (sports injury, bad fall, concussion, car accident etc.), you are at a greater risk of developing fibromyalgia.
But it doesn’t have to be this way because I can help.All you have to do is call us to schedule an appointment for your free initial consultation which also includes a free detailed posture scan.This the best place to start and the number to call is 905 335 LIFE (5433).
Life Chiropractic Centre is a family chiropractic and postural correction facility.We have been helping families just like yours build vibrant, healthy, drug-free lives for over 25 years in Burlington, Ontario.