Fibromyalgia Clinic – Tuesdays & Thursdays
Chris Thompson - cranial osteopath Nottingham

Chris Thompson

We’re proud to announce that we’ve are now offering a dedicated Fibromyalgia Clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays with Associate Osteopath Chris Thompson.

Chris trained at the European School of Osteopathy, graduating in 2011 with his Masters degree. For the last three years he has been working in private practice in Wellington, New Zealand, but has recently made the decision to return to the UK. Chris treats with a variety of osteopathic methods, primarily using gentle cranial osteopathy and functional techniques, tailored to each individual patient.

“Fibromyalgia, is a complex problem with no proven cause. In practice I have found that these conditions seem to result from a combination of factors resulting in overload of the body and therefore an inabiliy to function fully. One of the largest of these factors is often mechanical dysfunction in the body  and it is this in combination with other loads on the body such as stress and poor nutrition that can lead to the chronic pain and tiredness.

Osteopathy can help with the mechanical problems, and by reducing this strain can lead to much better function and in some cases complete resolution of symptoms.”

To book in a specialist appointment with Chris, give our reception team a call on 0115 981 5134 or book online here.

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia (FMS) is a widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disorder for which the cause is still unknown. Fibromyalgia means pain in the fibrous tissues in the body.

Most patients with fibromyalgia say that they ache all over. Their muscles may feel like they have been pulled or overworked. Sometimes the muscles twitch and at other times they burn. More women than men are afflicted with fibromyalgia, but it shows up in people of all ages.

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How could an Osteopath help?

Osteopathy offers a natural way to manage pain, without painkillers. Osteopaths are focussed on finding the cause of the pain, rather than just treating the symptoms. Treatment of the tight muscles and stiff joints of the neck, thorax and back can relieve the build-up of muscular tension that may lead to symptoms. Cranial osteopathy techniques can also help reduce pain. An osteopath will also advise on exercise, posture and lifestyle changes which may help to keep the pain at bay.

To book in a specialist appointment with Chris, give our reception team a call on 0115 981 5134 or book online here.