Results: 7

For: fibromyalgia

Does massage improve pain and function in common musculoskeletal conditions?


In this blog, Lesley Dawson considers a review, which examined whether as a stand alone treatment massage therapy had a beneficial effect on pain and function in common musculoskeletal conditions.

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Mindfulness on physical symptoms and psychological distress in patients with fibromyalgia


In a recent blog, we looked at whether exercise affects aerobic function in fibromyalgia (FM) patients. While the review found improvements it was difficult to determine what outcomes improved due to poor reporting. Pain is the hallmark symptom for FM sufferers and it is essential that the principle aim of any intervention is to reduce [read the full story…]

Is aquatic exercise training effective for fibromyalgia?


One of our female Elf friends has fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that causes pain all over their body. Do you know that fibromyalgia affects around seven times as many women as men? The condition typically develops between the ages of 30 and 50, but can occur in people of any age, including children and the elderly. [read the full story…]

Exercise for depression in adults with rheumatic diseases


In her first blog for the Musculoskeletal Elf, Pamela Andrews a sports therapist and a PhD candidate at Glasgow Caledonian University discusses a recent systematic reiew of meta-analyses evaluating the effectiveness of exercise for depression in adults with arthritis, fibromyalgia and other rheumatic diseases.

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Tai chi improves health related quality of life for people with musculoskeletal conditions


How effective is Tai Chi on quality of life for people with musculoskeletal conditions? This mind-body exercise is often used by people with musculoskeletal conditions as part of a self-management strategy.

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Yoga for Musculoskeletal Conditions

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A friend of mine is currently training to be a Yoga instructor. This got me thinking about Yoga and musculoskeletal conditions. The different Yoga poses focus on increasing the flexibility of the joints and improving postural stability through improvements in muscle strength.  Yoga also aims to release the tension on muscles with the aim of [read the full story…]