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This basic-level course defines and describes the incidence of fibromyalgia in the general population. It identifies the diagnostic criteria, clinical features, symptoms, and aggravating and relieving factors of fibromyalgia. The role of the health care team is identified, treatment approaches are described, and the prognosis for the individual with fibromyalgia is explained. Additional resources available to the individual with fibromyalgia are listed.
AOTA Content Focus - OT Process: Evaluation & Intervention
- Identify the incidence of fibromyalgia in the general population.
- Describe the diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia.
- Recognize the clinical features, symptoms, and aggravating and relieving factors of fibromyalgia.
- Define treatment goals for fibromyalgia.
- Identify the role of the health care team, describe treatment approaches, and explain the prognosis for the individual with fibromyalgia.
- List resources available to the individual with fibromyalgia.
Anne Ahlman, MPT, received a Bachelors of Science degree in 1983 from Univ. of CA, Davis and a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from University of California, San Francisco in 1992. She is a practicing CA licensed physical therapist in Mountain View, CA and previously served as director of Rehabilitation and Lead Physical Therapist at Idylwood Convelescent Hospital in Sunnyvale, CA. As a clinical instructor, she has taught and trained first-year PT students. She is an AHA registered therapist in classic Hippotherapy; she has given numerous presentations on on that topic and in the areas of orthopedics, sports medicine and vestibular dysfunction. She is a past member of the California chapter of the APTA and published her master thesis in 1992 on “Effectiveness of Vestibular Exercise Therapy” under her maiden name of Westgate with a grant from the California Chapter of the APTA. She has written numerous articles, served as physical therapy editor for the journal Today in PT and is published in the Journal of Applied Physiology.
- Courses must be completed within one (1) year of the date of purchase.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
- Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
- All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
- There are no prerequisites for this course.