Chronic fatigue syndrome affects only 1% of the population in the United States, but if left untreated, it can lead to disability. The treatment that’s most often used and successful with chronic fatigue syndrome is physical therapy. If you’re suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome, physical therapy can help you manage your symptoms and improve the quality of your life significantly.
These are the symptoms that those suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome may experience:
- Muscle weakness
- Disturbed sleep
- Generalized pain
- Frequent headaches
- Flu-like symptoms
Through your time spent with your Physical Therapist at RPT, you will be able to strengthen and increase the mobility of your muscles. You’ll receive an individualized treatment plan that will focus on specific ways to improve your quality of life. A part of your treatment plan will likely include a focus on improving your short-term endurance and strength, teaching you proper energy-conservation techniques. This will help with the fatigue, pain, and weakness that is characteristic of chronic fatigue syndrome. Manual therapy may also be recommended as a way to reduce pain and increase the mobility of your muscles.
You don’t have to live a life with pain and fatigue. Here at RPT, our Physical Therapists have experienced high rates of success in treating and managing pain due to chronic fatigue syndrome. You can trust us to provide the highest quality of healthcare and to help you manage your symptoms effectively.
To schedule your consultation with us, please give us a call at 801-571-0099.