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AMTA CEU Course Fibromyalgia
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An Evidence Based Guide to Fibromyalgia for Massage Therapists
2 Credit Hours
For clients with fibromyalgia, adapting even to the gentlest touch may prove difficult. Explore assessments, therapies and self-care exercises for clients with this condition. Learn More
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An Evidence Based Guide to Treatment of Fibromyalgia for Massage Therapists
A diagnosis of Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is an elusive one because the symptoms are so varied; other conditions can exhibit similar symptoms, and client histories tend to be long and involved. This condition will call on your empathy and patience as appreciable improvement is incremental. Clients are frequently already stretched to adapt to pain, and adapting even to the gentlest treatment may prove difficult for them.
This course provides information about a variety of assessments, therapies that have enjoyed variable success, and some self-care exercises to aid you in designing appropriate massage therapy programs for clients with FMS.
This course explores functional definitions of FMS, therapies that have enjoyed variable success and a summary of biomechanical approaches. When you have completed this course you will be able to:
Explain why fibromyalgia is difficult to define and understand the population it affects in the United States
List two symptoms and four conditions that cause confusion when diagnosing FMS
Explain the importance of exercise and sleep for FMS clients
Explain why you must balance therapy choices with awareness of the adaptations already ongoing in clients with FMS
Describe five whole-body or wellness treatments for FMS
List five objectives for massage therapists treating FMS clients
Describe how biomechanical and whole-person approaches help alleviate the symptoms for an FMS client with examples of MET, skin and self-treatments.