Chiron specialises in helping people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Fibromyalgia, Pain and other non-malignant fatigue conditions

The therapists at Chiron understand the debilitating effects of these chronic conditions. We provide fatigue management and pain reduction strategies to help reduce, or even eliminate these.

If you suffer with a chronic fatigue or pain condition and ...

It's stopping you being as active as you would like,

You feel guilty that you're unable to 'pull your weight',

You've already tried lots of different treatments without success,

You feel your health spinning out of control ...

Chiron can help!

As an Occupational Therapist working within the NHS for the past 15 years, I have worked with many people experiencing chronic, disabling pain, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. I understand that the fatigue and pain are only the tip of the iceberg. Many people suffering from CFS, Fibromyalgia or chronic pain also experience reduced mobility, poor concentration, digestive problems and feelings of their life being put on hold. This can have a huge impact, not just on their lives but the lives of those around them. Relationships become strained, they are unable to work, become socially isolated and their self esteem is in tatters.

Current NHS treatments often only aim to 'manage' the symptoms using medication which has limited effect. People can be left with no hope of any relief from their symptoms, trapped in a life they feel they have no control over.

 

By following Chiron’s treatment plan, we can help you to:

  • Be completely free from symptoms, or reduce your symptoms to a level that is acceptable to you

  • Be fully involved in activities without worrying about the consequences

  • Be independent doing the things you love

  • Have a good night's sleep

  • Regain control of your life

  • Look forward to a healthy, happy future


 

What is Chiron?

The treatment process uses traditional Occupational Therapy combined with Mind Body Techniques. Current research indicates a powerful, emotional force in many chronic health conditions that is not addressed in conventional treatments. There's a wealth of research that shows how negative emotions (anger, fear, shame, guilt, sadness) create a 'stress' response that impacts the body, resulting in illness if it is prolonged. 
This approach has been shown to be more effective than conventional treatments in follow up studies that have been carried out.
25% of Fibromyalgia sufferers became symptom-free whilst another 25% had a moderate reduction in symptoms (Hsu et al. 2010). 76% of people with chronic pain had a significant reduction in their pain to the point where it no longer affected their lives (Sarno, 2006).
Chiron provides a holistic, evidence-based treatment plan specifically suited to those with chronic fatigue and pain conditions. I will teach you effective fatigue management strategies and ways to reduce your pain.
You will learn about the connection between emotions and health and how to reduce your stress response by dealing with current and past emotions more effectively.  I teach you how to take control of your health, promoting a sense of empowerment and hope - both of which are critical for recovery.
I understand that everyone is different. Even with the same diagnosis, people's symptoms and difficulties can vary widely. As such, treatment is very individual to each person depending on their specific problems and what they would like to achieve.
Chiron is a therapy service led by qualified Occupational Therapist, Lindsey Ford BHSc(Hons). Lindsey is passionate about sharing her knowledge of fatigue management and helping others recover. She knows it works, because it's worked to help her resolve her own pain and that of many others.

Chiron aims to empower you to take control of your own health and recovery.

Testimonial

"I would say when telling professionals and concerned acquaintances that 'lupus had exiled me from my life, robbing me of a career that I loved and controlling my interactions with family and friends'. Lindsey and the therapy helped me gradually gain back control and start to enjoy life again..."

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Fatigue management and Pain Reduction for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Fibromyalgia and Pain in Wales