Pilates can help with Fibromyalgia pain

Pilates can help with Fibromyalgia pain

Fibromyalgia, a disorder of the connective tissues, including the muscles, tendons and ligaments, is one of the most common chronic pain conditions in the world today. In the United States, it is thought to affect a whopping 8% or more of the population, with 80-90% of sufferers being women. During a flare up of the condition, a person can feel pain in every area of the body, including the skin.

Because research, testing and treatment options are still in the early stages of development, many people with this disease are left to try to find other ways to alleviate their suffering. Some alternative treatments include acupuncture, antidepressant medication, a healthy diet, and gentle exercise. Doctors particularly stress the importance of movement as a way to reduce the frequency of flare-ups.

Pilates has been shown to help with fibromyalgia pain relief. Because it offers gentle stretching, low-impact exercise, and an increase in flexibility, it is widely believed to be one of the best ways to combat this painful condition.

Our instructors are trained to find the right workout for you

At Propel Pilates in San Diego, our instructors have attended numerous hours of teacher training, and are capable of designing an exercise program for people with limiting conditions. In particular, we are aware of the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia, and use the pilates method to help reduce suffering in people with this disease.

We understand that it’s difficult to be active when everything hurts, and we work diligently to come up with a personalized exercise program that helps our members keep moving without exacerbating their pain.

See what our clients have to say about our Pilates studio

Click on our website to read some of our customer reviews, including one we received from Kelly B., “Karen and her team of instructors are knowledgable and tailor the classes to the needs of the participants.”

Or, this one from Stephanie I.,“The instructors know which exercises are appropriate and not appropriate for my chronic back and shoulder conditions.”