Fibromyalgia is a complex, chronic condition that presents with widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue affecting people from doing the activities that they love.
“We see patients with fibromyalgia as a secondary diagnosis to neck and spine conditions,” said Dr. Allyson Barnes, Physical Therapist with Culicchia Neurological Clinic. “We wanted to create a safe space where those who have fibromyalgia can come together and discuss successful techniques they have found to aid in pain management.”
“We have been using different techniques in therapy to empower patients to take control of the diagnosis rather than the diagnosis defining who they are as a person.” She uses neuroquieting techniques in conjunction with patient’s preference of activity to help facilitate the process.
Octavia Fennidy is among the patients who will share their stories about how Dr. Barnes’ therapies have helped her manage her fibromyalgia. After dealing with symptoms for ten years, Octavia feels empowered to exercise and that is providing relief. “The more I see [Dr. Barnes] the better I feel. She gave me exercises to help with the pain.”
On July 23rd at 2:30 pm in the small conference room of Culicchia Neurological Clinic on the 7th Floor of the South Tower at West Jefferson Medical Center, Dr. Barnes and those with fibromyalgia will have an open and honest discussion about strategies and techniques to improve pain management through movement. We will reserve a spot for you! If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by emailing Dr. Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (504) 934-8140.