Written by Shane Cassel, Exercise Physiologist at Blacktown. Article from July 2019
How Can Hydrotherapy Help Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a common condition that is essentially widespread, generalized pain in the muscles and joints. This pain can be accompanied by muscle/joint stiffness, poor sleep quality, chronic fatigue and oversensitive reactions to touch and pressure. This condition predominantly affects young to middle-aged women, with up to 90% of the current diagnoses of fibromyalgia being female.
Hydrotherapy can be a very effective method of treatment management for fibromyalgia for several reasons, the key 3 of these being:
1) Mechano-sensory effects on pain transmission (i.e.