RSD Hero – Tonya Symonds

by Emily

Tonya Symonds is a 23 year old who has recently been diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrom (CRPS) or RSD.

When she was 12 years old she was diagnoses with fibromyalgia by doctors at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.  When she was 15 she noticed that the pain was becoming more frequent.

Tonya who lives in Bermuda has been able to find relief from the pain by doing physical therapy in a swimming poo where she performs a variety of stretches and exercises.

Tonya’s hope is to overcome the pain so that she can continue her studies.  She is looking for an indoor pool in her areas to continue her physical therapy.

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