Listening Time — 20:35
Fibromyalgia is a condition with symptoms that include widespread pain and fatigue. It affects around 5 million adults, 80-90% of whom are woman.
Hard to diagnose, fibromyalgia also has no cure. However, symptoms can be treated and managed with education and exercise. In this episode of Move Forward Radio, physical therapist Dana Dailey discusses the diagnosis, treatment, and management of fibromyalgia.
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Dana Dailey, PT, PhD, is an assistant research scientist in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science the University of Iowa. She is currently coordinating a multisite clinical trial in women with fibromyalgia. As a primary investigator, she has completed research into the intervention of a onetime TENS treatment in women with fibromyalgia, as well as a pain and fatigue study. For 30 years as a physical therapist, she has focused on treating people with fibromyalgia. She currently serves as the president of the Pain Management Special Interest Group of the American Physical Therapy Association's Orthopedic Section.