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Welcome to The Cape Hand Clinic - Fibromyalgia

At our physiotherapy clinic in Cape Town, we specialize in the treatment of Fibromyalgia. Our dedicated team of physiotherapists understands the challenges faced by individuals with Fibromyalgia and is committed to providing comprehensive care to help manage symptoms, improve functionality, and enhance overall quality of life. Through our personalized treatment approach, we aim to empower individuals with Fibromyalgia to regain control and find relief.

Understanding Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a complex chronic pain condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances, and cognitive difficulties. It often coexists with other conditions such as migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Fibromyalgia affects people of all ages, but it is more common in women. The exact cause of Fibromyalgia is unknown, and its symptoms can vary in intensity and duration, leading to a significant impact on daily life.

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Our Approach to Fibromyalgia

At our clinic, we take a comprehensive and individualized approach to the treatment of Fibromyalgia. Our physiotherapists will conduct a thorough assessment, considering your medical history, symptom presentation, functional limitations, and specific goals. Based on this evaluation, we will develop a personalized treatment plan that may include:

  1. Pain Management Techniques: We employ various techniques, such as gentle manual therapy, heat or cold therapy, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), and relaxation exercises, to help alleviate pain and reduce muscle tension.

  2. Exercise Therapy: We will design a customized exercise program tailored to your abilities and specific needs. This may include low-impact aerobic exercises, stretching, and strength training to improve overall fitness, reduce pain, and enhance energy levels.

  3. Sleep Hygiene and Relaxation Techniques: We will provide guidance on sleep hygiene practices and relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing exercises, mindfulness, or guided imagery, to promote restful sleep and reduce stress.

  4. Education and Self-Management Strategies: We will provide education on pain management strategies, energy conservation techniques, stress reduction strategies, and pacing activities to help you better manage your symptoms and improve your overall well-being.

  5. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Techniques: We may incorporate elements of CBT, such as goal setting, cognitive reframing, and stress management skills, to help you develop coping strategies and improve your emotional well-being.

  6. Collaborative Care: We believe in a multidisciplinary approach to Fibromyalgia management. We may work closely with other healthcare professionals, such as rheumatologists, pain specialists, or psychologists, to provide coordinated care and address the different aspects of Fibromyalgia.

Support and Empowerment

We understand the impact Fibromyalgia can have on your life, and our goal is to provide you with the support and tools necessary to manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and start your personalized treatment plan for Fibromyalgia.

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"Each of our clients is unique and their treatment needs may differ. That's why we take an individual approach to understanding the specific needs and goals of each of our clients. We customize treatment plans to suit our clients' needs.."

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Monday 08:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday 08:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday 08:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday 08:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday 08:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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