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30 Jul 2005

Pilates for ME and Fibromyalgia
Is pilates beneficial for ME and fibromyalgia sufferers? I would love to be able to do some form of excercise and relaxation technique that will also possible help with pain relief, I am in agony. I would really apprciate any advice, thank you.
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Pilates instructor

01 Jan 0001

Dear Karen

Both ME and fibromyalgia symptoms are reduced by some form of breathing, stretching and gentle exercise, all of which form part of a good Pilates programme. I would advise that you train with a Pilates Instructor that has other qualifications enabling them to properly determine the correct intensity of training for you. They need to programme exercise at a level that will promote health and not exacerbate inflammation, pain or exhaustion.

If you have medically related questions, you should check with your Rheumatologist before beginning any new treatment.

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