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The Impact of Fibromyalgia

1 Hour CE Course

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  1. The presentation of the subject was clear and to the point.
  2. Content was interesting to me.
  3. I gained new knowledge.
  4. The materials held my attention.
  5. I can use this information in my practice.
  6. This program met my personal expectations.
  7. Overall quality of course content and materials were excellent.
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Fully Online Materials and Test

Contents: 9 original online articles; plus online multiple-choice test

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Description

Discover how you can begin assisting those clients diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Through this brief program you will:

  • Understand the criteria used by physicians for the diagnosis of fibromyalgia as well as difficulties in such a diagnosis – widespread pain, 11 of 18 active tender points over the four quadrants of the body, pain for three months or more.
  • Identify possible causes of fibromyalgia – autonomic nervous system dysfunction, sleep disorders, trauma, and infection.
  • Recognize the symptoms experienced by fibromyalgia patients – difficulty with daily living, depression, limited ability to care for self and family.
  • Summarize ways to help fibromyalgia patients accept their pain.
  • Distinguish between chronic fibromyalgia pain and flare-ups that occur for fibromyalgia patients.
  • Determine appropriate massage therapy techniques for use on fibromyalgia patients.

In the course The Impact of Fibromyalgia we've combined articles written especially for the Institute's Massage Professionals Update. These articles include:

You can either read the articles by clicking on any of the titles above or upon enrollment you'll be able to access these articles and your online test through your online course account.

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Testimonials

I liked this course. Even though it is a short course, the information was highly relevant and contained recent research.

Sarah Wolf, LMT

The course was interesting and I gained lots of new knowledge about Fibromyalgia.

Karolina Nilsson Grenabo

My wife, and several clients have fibromyalgia. This material is current, based on clinical research, and concise. Very well presented and relevant to body workers and healthcare providers of all kinds.

Brett Christian, LMT

This course is very helpful in dealing with clients with Fibromyalgia. It helps to understand that massage helps with the pain they have and deal with daily.

Thomas Shavers, LMT

I found this to be one of the most interesting and informative courses that I have taken. The course materials were intriguing. Fibromyalgia has always been very misunderstood by our society. I would highly recommend this course to ALL Therapists.

Vickie Sweeney, LMT, CA

Great, easy to follow, straight forward text. It had a lot of helpful tips that I can use on my clients who suffer from FMS.

Amanda Hardy, CMT

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand the criteria used by physicians for the diagnosis of fibromyalgia – widespread pain, 11 of 18 active tender points over the four quadrants of the body, pain for three months or more.
  • Identify possible causes of fibromyalgia – autonomic nervous system dysfunction, sleep disorders, trauma, and infection.
  • Recognize the symptoms experienced by fibromyalgia patients – difficulty with daily living, depression, limited ability to care for self and family.
  • Discuss the difficulties in diagnosing fibromyalgia.
  • Summarize ways to help fibromyalgia patients accept their pain.
  • Distinguish between chronic fibromyalgia pain and flare-ups that occur for fibromyalgia patients.
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