Understanding Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain, tenderness, and fatigue. While the exact cause is unknown, it is associated with heightened pain sensitivity and disruptions in the way the nervous system processes signals which can be affected by more broad systems such as the endocrine and immune system and is correlated with those who have had highly stressful and traumatic past life events.

Symptoms include: Widespread pain in muscles, ligaments, and tendons, as well as fatigue and difficulty sleeping. Fibromyalgia can also present with specific joint stiffness and cognitive difficulties (commonly referred to as "fibro fog"), and thus the diagnosis of fibromyalgia is made on a case-by-case basis and sometimes we need to clear other conditions out to rule fibromyalgia in.

Management Strategies for Fibromyalgia may include one or more of these key themes:

Exercise and Physical Activity:

 Pain Management:

 Sleep Hygiene:

 Stress Reduction:


Communication with Healthcare Providers:

 Supportive Therapies:

Managing fibromyalgia involves a holistic approach, addressing physical, emotional, and lifestyle factors. Collaborate with your healthcare team to tailor a comprehensive management plan that suits your individual needs. Our OHL team would recommend you start with an OHL Physiotherapist and together you’ll make a suitable plan for your optimal Fibromyalgia care, and make relevant referrals in due course. You can book by calling 9431 5955 or booking via our Client Portal on our website, and we recommend you book an extended consultation for 45minutes or 60minutes (if your energy allows) for a more thorough initial consultation to time place. We look forward to supporting you soon!