Several weeks ago, upon the recommendation of my physician, I sought out physical therapy to improve "quality of life". I have had constant low back/SI joint pain and rib pain which limits the expansion of my rib cage. I tried water therapy and the physical therapists performed gentle, manual "adjustments" to release muscle & myofacial tight spots as well as trying to… read more
After having manual physical therapy especially early on I always had increased pain in the areas manipulated for 2-3 days before then finding the benefits. Maybe going 2/3 times a week has been just too much of an assault on your body and it hasn't been able to just relax inbetween. I wonder if it is worth a try only having physical therapy once a week, that's how I've had it and I've had small exercises/ stretches to do inbetween directed by the physio or have completed some simple hydrotherapy exercises.
Did you discuss the increased pain following with your physio? Do they have a good understanding of Fibromyalgia? What may be suitable for a 'normal' person might just be too much for us.
Have you tried going only twice a week? I have found water therapy to be very beneficial. But it is easy to overdue! I have had chiropractic care as well. It helped very much when my S1 joint was stuck. Final thought...while PT's mean well they sometimes can be pushy. I think it's a matter of finding just how much you can tolerate and stick with that level....
I went through occupational therapy in a warm water pool. I then graduated from working with the therapist and now have memorized the 50 min. therapy routine and try to to the warm pool one day if not two days a week. It really helps me a lot to control my pain. Yes, some days I hurt more afterwards than others, but that is usually because something more is going on with my body or I overly did something to much and too long. Best wishes….I would go back to the pool :).
It may help trying psysio maybe once a week . The chiropractor made it worse . I had 3 sessions thank you