Fibro Active

Reports & Case Studies

 Fibro Active Reports

Annual Report

2017

Six Month Report

March 2017

Fibro Active Case Studies

Tai Chi Case Study

We have a male member in his early 60’s who was dependant on crutches and so frail that Chris feared he would fall and would not be able to continue. However, after persevering for 6 months, he can now walk into the building unaided and stand on one leg while swinging the other. His confidence has grown too, and he now demonstrates the routine with the instructors.

Member Case Study

One of our lady members has recently returned to work part time after a long period of ill health.

“I found this group while off work with Fibromyalgia-related problems. I don’t know what I’d have done without the weekly group. It gave me hope, it gave me understanding about the condition that had invaded my healthy body and left me a shadow of my former self. Most importantly, it gave me a positive mental attitude, coping strategies and advice on how to make the most of the new me within the confines of living with a long term health condition. In short, the group led me towards re-gaining a part of myself. I acknowledge that these illnesses are unique to every individual, as are the circumstances we live in daily but I doubt I would be back at work had I not found the group.

Give it a go, you have nothing to lose but everything to gain.”

Case Study from the Chair Person

When the idea of this group was first put to me I was in one of the darkest periods of my life. I had lost my identity and was consumed with Fibro and CFS. This group has given me a purpose and my identity back that two jobs and two capability reviews took away from me. I can use my professional skills and experience at my own pace to build and steer the group along with a fabulous team of fellow sufferers. I am the first to try and test things to see what helps or not and we have found Tai Chi to be very beneficial. It has helped me get moving again. Don’t get me wrong it isn’t a miracle cure but it’s the difference between putting your foot forward firmly or tripping over. It’s the difference between using mindfulness to cope while queuing at the check out and screaming on the inside in agony. It gives you an inner calmness and the confidence to see the day through with positive fibro attitude.

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