Remedial steps

Cutting Edge



Physical excercise and therapy benefits polymyositis and reduces inflammation. (Nader, Lundberg 2009) [1.]

Exercise is an important part of treatment in patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies. Improved functioning, ability to perform activities of daily living, and health-related quality of life have been reported in adult polymyositis, dermatomyositis, and also recently inclusion body myositis following different exercise regimens, with no signs of increased muscle inflammation. Intensive resistance training could reduce clinical disease activity and reduce expression of genes regulating inflammation and fibrosis in chronic polymyositis and dermatomyositis. (Anderson 2012) [2.]

Alternative Physical Therapies

Kruger Omni Healing

Dr. Joshua Kruger is the founder of Kruger Omni Healing. A Dr. of Chiropractic, and an applied kinaeseologist, Dr. Kruger has devised his own methods of reinstructing the muscles of the body. Although he makes no claim to heal polymyositis, or indeed any other disease, time and again I have seen patients regain strength and return to more normal function after receiving his treatments. I was almost hesitant to include this paragraph, because I have no double blind scientific proof, no arm's length studies to support it. But for this one I have my own eyes. If you can find a Kruger Omni Healing practitioner near you, by all means check it out. It is simple and non-invasive. Will it cure polymyositis? Maybe not. Will it help you get maximum function out of your muscles? Absolutely!

[1] Nader G, Lundberg I. Exercise as an anti-inflammatory intervention to combat inflammatory diseases of muscle. Current Opinion in Rheumatology: November 2009 - Volume 21 - Issue 6 - p 599-603 as found at " http://journals.lww.com/co-rheumatology/Abstract/2009/11000/Exercise_as_an_anti_inflammatory_intervention_to.6.aspx".

[2]Alexanderson H. Exercise in inflammatory myopathies, including inclusion body myositis. Curr Rheumatol Rep 2012 Jun; 14(3):244-51. Found at "http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22467380".