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Physio appt

Postby Lindsays82 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:30 pm

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I have my first physio appt tomorrow since being diagnosed, has anyone else had physio for this? If so what did they do?!

I've a feeling he's just gonna go yeah you need to exercise and do stretches and blah blah blah!

I would love to be able to do some exercise like I used to, in 3 years I've gone from playing professional rugby for the navy, cycling to and from work, gym at lunch and raising a child alone plus running a house and having animals to erm well just about getting out of bed some days and being in constant pain the nearest I get to exercise is me forcing myself to walk my dog and the school run......anyhoo I went on a little rant there lol!

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Re: Physio appt

Postby *Lisa* » Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:34 pm

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I Have been through many NHS physio but times have changed since i first went. I am currently having regular physio at home. She comes to me and does hands on intense physio.

NHS give you around 5/6 sessions. In these sessions you will be given stretching exercises and thats about it these days. They asses you and give you the relavant stretches and then sign you off!... NHS do not fund illnesses they cannot cure :swear1: so were normaly just discharched after this :banghead:

If i done all the streeeetching exercises i have be told to do over the many years i wouldnt be doing anything else through the day but exercises :facepalm: and many i just physicaly cannot do.

I have to pay for *hands on* intenses physio which lasts an hour (most sessions are 20mins) as i need top to toe physio.

Mind you i would recommend doing as many stretches daily as you can as i saw a muscle specialist and he explained why we need stretching lol... he said imagine your toes are in cramp... what do we do? well we stretch them. So what were doing to help fibro is stretching the muscles that are tight and in spasm to relieve the pain and ease the stiffness...
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Postby Lindsays82 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:40 pm

Yeah I guessed it would be stretching info so I don't know why I am wasting my time i've had more physio and time at rehab centres due to an injury than I can shake a stick at so I know what I need to do.

But actually being able to do that is entirely another question lol!

I think the good thing is that I am looked after medically with being military so everything is quicker than nhs so I am lucky in that respect.

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Re: Physio appt

Postby FluppyPuffy » Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:07 pm

Lindsays82 wrote:Yeah I guessed it would be stretching info so I don't know why I am wasting my time i've had more physio and time at rehab centres due to an injury than I can shake a stick at so I know what I need to do.
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altho you've already had physio before, rather than looking at it as being a waste of time, try to look at it as potentially being something that could help. Go with an open mind, listen to what is suggested and see what you can do and what you might be able to do. If you're lucky, you could have an FM-savvy physio who can really help you :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed:
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Postby Lindsays82 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:17 pm

Yeah your right, I'm being negative before I even start lol!

Ok positive thoughts.......!!!
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Re: Physio appt

Postby Amberwillow » Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:17 pm

My Rheumy also suggested that when I see the physio (I haven't been yet) I could ask for hydrotherapy, which does help some FM sufferers. Hope you get on well :D
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Postby Lindsays82 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:18 pm

Cool, hydro could be good actually as it's a warm pool. Hmm will mention this tomorrow.
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Re: Physio appt

Postby FluppyPuffy » Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:05 pm

Hope tomorrows appt is a good one :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed:
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Postby Lindsays82 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:29 pm

Ok so been to physio an he said right from the start, I'm not sure why your hear because I can't cure you, I said I'm not looking for a cure just something to make pain and stiffness more manageable. Anyhoo he didn't even examine me just rambled in for about 15 mins saying it's a matter of pacing myself and some info about what research suggests causes fibromyalgia pains.

So bit of a wasted journey and he did apologise for not being able to help me more etc.

So from that I'm just gonna have to learn to pace and not run around like a crazed woman when I'm on a good day lol!

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Re: Physio appt

Postby shazq » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:50 pm

Sorry you had a wasted journey Lindsay :hugs:
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Re: Physio appt

Postby Lindsays82 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:24 pm

Thanks shazq, :D


it wasn't really the physio's fault he did chat alot about the research so he is clearly upto date on FM. he suggested keeping active (i have a 4 year old and a dog so i'm active lol) and also every day to have a time out and sit quietly, also maybe try yoga or pilates to try de-stress at the end of the day.

so some helpful avenues to try, i was angry :evil: earlier but have had time to sit and think about it and calm down :D :crazy:

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Re: Physio appt

Postby FluppyPuffy » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:39 pm

Sounds like a bit of a frustrating appt Lindsay :facepalm: :facepalm: I was hoping there would have been something that could help you :( :(

Hope cuddles with your 4 yr old and your doglet helped things settle down :grouphug: :grouphug: :blowkiss: :blowkiss:
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Physio appt

Postby Lindsays82 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:43 pm

Thanks fluppypuffy

Was quite frustrating but I'm ok now, my little man and doglet keep me going on the bad days.

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