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Spalding therapists launch new treatment programme for people with fibromyalgia.

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Soft tissue therapists in Spalding are launching a treatment programme specifically designed to help people with fibromyalgia.

Vic Paterson and Greg Pritchard, who run State 11 Soft Tissue Therapy, were inspired to devise the five-week programme - which launches later this month - after seeing so many clients seeking help for issues related to chronic pain.

“We see a lot of clients with chronic pain, and although it would be wrong to say there isn’t any help available to them on the NHS, GPs don’t always have time to keep up to date with all the latest research on matters like fibromyalgia which is a complex one and continually being updated,” said Vic.

Vic Paterson and Greg Pritchard.
Vic Paterson and Greg Pritchard.

“We’ve done a lot of research on the condition ourselves and the various techniques which can help alleviate symptoms to devise a programme involving particular exercises and other mindfulness activities – simple things such as going for a walk, learning about how pain works, and reconnecting with the environment – which have been shown to help.”

Fibromyalgia is a long-term medical condition characterised by chronic widespread pain and a heightened pain response to pressure and in some cases can take several years to diagnose.

The duo, who officially launched their business in February, are trained to the highest recognised standards in the UK to assess and treat chronic
conditions and injuries.

The services they offer at their private clinic include
remedial massage, sports massage, soft tissue therapy and other techniques to help people live a better life.

To date their clients have ranged in age from 14 to 93, and they have been presented with issues including injuries caused by sport, accidents, work as well as fibromyalgia.

But it was the increased number of the latter which inspired them to devise their five-week programme, costing £180, for which clients can pay weekly.

• For more information call State 11 on 07788 287098 or visit www.state11.co.uk

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