Are you comfortable with treating patients who have chronic pain? Patients with chronic pain present considerable challenges in examination and in selection of effective therapeutic interventions. Many have been to numerous practitioners seeking results unsuccessfully, despite taking many drugs and trying a variety of therapies. Some have been misdiagnosed. This course clearly describes the differential diagnosis of two main categories of chronic pain conditions: fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS)and myofascial pain syndrome (MPS). Participants will learn to recognize these syndromes and the co-morbid conditions commonly associated with them. Research evidence will be presented to describe the clinical tests contributing to appropriate diagnosis of FMS or MPS. Effective interventions to reduce the symptoms of FMS and MPS will be discussed, based on current evidence. This information is a must for any practitioner who treats patients suffering with FMS or MPS.
|Contact Hours: 3||
Video Course Format: Video
|Instructional Level: Intermediate||BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced|
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- Chronic Pain Overview: Diagnosis and Management of Fibromyalgia (FMS) & Myofascial pain
- Pain impact, Functional Impact, Life Quality
- Digestive Issues with FMS
- Biomechanical Issues
- Exercise for FMS, research on FMS interventions
- Lifestyle Physical Activity and FMS
- Research on FMS
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS)
- Trigger Points (TPs)
- Interventions for chronic pain: (Myofascial, Muscle Energy, PNF, Visceral Manipulation)
- Research on myofascial interventions
- Lifestyle and Movement Education
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional accessing resources and alternative methods to successfully recognize common pain syndromes and manage pain.
- Identify two main categories of chronic pain.
- Identify signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome.
- Recognize the differential diagnoses of fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome.
- Define trigger points and give examples of types of trigger points.
- Recognize evidence-based research describing effective interventions for promoting functional outcomes for people with fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome.
"Seminar-On-Demand" course are streamed on your web browser if the online version if purchased. Our SODs are optimized for the most current versions of Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. A current version of Adobe Flashplayer is also required when viewing on a desktop or laptop computer. All SOD courses are mobile ready.
Contact Hours: 3 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Certified Athletic Trainer, Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrator
Instructional Level: Intermediate
BOC Level: Advanced
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
Financial – Theresa Schmidt is employed by Educise and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service