Fibromyalgia syndrome is a common and chronic disorder characterized by widespread pain, diffuse tenderness, and a number of other symptoms. The word “fibromyalgia” comes from the Latin term for fibrous tissue (fibro) and the Greek ones for muscle (myo) and pain (algia).
Although fibromyalgia is often considered an arthritis-related condition, it is not truly a form of arthritis (a disease of the joints) because it does not cause inflammation or damage to the joints, muscles, or other tissues. Like arthritis, however, fibromyalgia can cause significant pain and fatigue, and it can interfere with a person’s ability to carry on daily activities. Also like arthritis, fibromyalgia is considered a rheumatic condition, a medical condition that impairs the joints and/or soft tissues and causes chronic pain.
For unknown reasons, between 80 and 90 percent of those diagnosed with fibromyalgia are women; however, men and children also can be affected. Most people are diagnosed during middle age, although the symptoms often become present earlier in life.
The causes of fibromyalgia are unknown, but there are probably a number of factors involved. Many people associate the development of fibromyalgia with a physically or emotionally stressful or traumatic event, such as an automobile accident. Some connect it to repetitive injuries. Others link it to an illness. For others, fibromyalgia seems to occur spontaneously.
We trainers at Fitness Holistic know through research that exercising can make Fibromyalgia sufferers feel better and so we teamed up with the staff at St. Brigid’s Centre to offer a comprehensive soltuion.
Before commencing a training program, preliminary detailed customer profiling and fitness tests are done to line out your requirements. Your personal trainer then designs a specifically-tailored holistic fitness plan, and closely follows progress to ensure the desired results are achieved. During fitness sessions and periodic testing, data is collected and plotted into graphs for clients to clearly visualize their progress.
Call Fitness Holistic now on 99966633 or St. Brigid’s Centre on 21336111, 27336111 or 99493761 to get to know more or to schedule an appointment for a consultation.