Who We Are

The Frida Center for Fibromyalgia is an integrative medical clinic founded by a physician who has personal experience with this complex illness. Dr. Ginevra Liptan developed fibromyalgia as a medical student, and spent many years using herself as a guinea pig in a search for effective treatments. In particular, addressing sleep dysfunction can result in impressive improvement in both pain and fatigue. A specialized manual therapy called myofascial release is very helpful in reducing fibromyalgia pain. At The Frida Center, we use the most effective and well-researched therapies from both conventional and alternative medicine in a new model called functional medicine. 


WHAT IS FIBROMYALGIA?

Fibromyalgia tender points (click to enlarge)

Fibromyalgia is a medical condition characterized by widespread muscle pain and fatigue that affects 6-10 million people in the United States. Historically it has been a controversial and poorly understood diagnosis. Huge progress in research over the past decade has established dysfunction in sleep, pain and the stress response in fibromyalgia. As medical understanding of fibromyalgia has increased, so have our treatment options. 

In the video below, Dr. Liptan provides an overview of the illness and describes her treatment approach.