Restorative therapies such as water therapy, physical therapy, and massage play an important role in the treatment of Fibromyalgia. Through restorative therapy muscle tone can be developed, endurance improved, and balance and coordination enhanced. But these therapies by themselves are only one component to a comprehensive Fibromyalgia treatment program. At the center of any program is the patient and a desire to get well. Taking ownership in getting well does not mean only participating in therapy but also living wellness. Improving diet, attitude, reducing tension, and treating underlying medical conditions such a lax ligaments, arthritis, nerve damage, and infection are just a few examples of a holistic approach to addressing total load (the total number of things that dont allow you to be well). Dr. Schwartz is the Medical Director of the Bon Secours St. Francis Fibromyalgia Program and at Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA. He has over thirty years experience treating Fibromyalgia using an integrated approach. Learn more about treatment options for Fibromyalgia at piedmontpmr.com.