“Influence of Exercise Type, Pain Mechanisms, and Biopsychosocial Contributions to Pain Relief in Those With Fibromyalgia”
The purpose of this study is to investigate the influence different types of exercise, pain mechanisms, and biopsychosocial contributions on how people with and without fibromyalgia report pain. Exercise will be performed with the arm at a submaximal intensity. Participants will undergo a variety of pain assessments, including clinical questionnaires and pain perception. This study will improve our understanding of how people with and without fibromyalgia respond to different resistance exercise types and whether physical activity and body composition has an influence on the response.
Submaximal exercise is performed in randomized order with the participant seated and the arm supported in an adjustable hand-arm orthosis.
Exercise Specificity and Endogenous Pain Modulation