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Physiotherapy group treatment for patients with fibromyalgia - an embodied learning process

Mannerkorpi, K and Gard, Gunvor LU (2003) In Disability and Rehabilitation 25(24). p.1372-1380
Abstract
Purpose : To study how patients with fibromyalgia (FM) experienced physiotherapy group treatment comprising pool exercise and education. Method : Nineteen patients with FM were interviewed and the transcribed interviews were analysed using a phenomenological life-world approach. The participants' mean age was 45 years and their mean symptom duration was 10 years. Results : Physiotherapy group treatment was experienced as an embodied learning process, comprising the themes: positive experience of body, sharing experiences of living with FM and creating new patterns of acting. The positive experience of body comprised the following categories: experiencing relaxation, experiencing physical capacity, acknowledging limitations and changing the... (More)
Purpose : To study how patients with fibromyalgia (FM) experienced physiotherapy group treatment comprising pool exercise and education. Method : Nineteen patients with FM were interviewed and the transcribed interviews were analysed using a phenomenological life-world approach. The participants' mean age was 45 years and their mean symptom duration was 10 years. Results : Physiotherapy group treatment was experienced as an embodied learning process, comprising the themes: positive experience of body, sharing experiences of living with FM and creating new patterns of acting. The positive experience of body comprised the following categories: experiencing relaxation, experiencing physical capacity, acknowledging limitations and changing the pattern of activity. Sharing experiences comprised the following categories: not being alone and sharing joy. Three patterns of participation were identified: reciprocity, distancing and remaining outside. Creating new patterns comprised the following categories; calming down, creating a new relationship to self, creating a new relationship to social roles and creating new patterns for managing pain. Conclusions : The study indicates that physiotherapy group treatment was experienced as an embodied learning process. Positive experiences of body were intertwined with a new relationship to self and objects in the world. Interactions between the co-participants promoted the process of creating new patterns of thinking and acting in the social world. (Less)
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10.1080/09638280310001616367
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  abstract     = {Purpose : To study how patients with fibromyalgia (FM) experienced physiotherapy group treatment comprising pool exercise and education. Method : Nineteen patients with FM were interviewed and the transcribed interviews were analysed using a phenomenological life-world approach. The participants' mean age was 45 years and their mean symptom duration was 10 years. Results : Physiotherapy group treatment was experienced as an embodied learning process, comprising the themes: positive experience of body, sharing experiences of living with FM and creating new patterns of acting. The positive experience of body comprised the following categories: experiencing relaxation, experiencing physical capacity, acknowledging limitations and changing the pattern of activity. Sharing experiences comprised the following categories: not being alone and sharing joy. Three patterns of participation were identified: reciprocity, distancing and remaining outside. Creating new patterns comprised the following categories; calming down, creating a new relationship to self, creating a new relationship to social roles and creating new patterns for managing pain. Conclusions : The study indicates that physiotherapy group treatment was experienced as an embodied learning process. Positive experiences of body were intertwined with a new relationship to self and objects in the world. Interactions between the co-participants promoted the process of creating new patterns of thinking and acting in the social world.},
  author       = {Mannerkorpi, K and Gard, Gunvor},
  issn         = {0963-8288},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {24},
  pages        = {1372--1380},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Disability and Rehabilitation},
  title        = {Physiotherapy group treatment for patients with fibromyalgia - an embodied learning process},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638280310001616367},
  volume       = {25},
  year         = {2003},
}