Disciplines: Physical Therapy
Hours: 3 Contact Hours
Author(s): Anne Ahlman, MPT
Item#: Q3430
1 Course Book (30 pages)

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment Strategies

Price $29.95
Item # Q3430
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

This basic-level course explains the diagnostic criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome. Clinical features, symptoms, and factors affecting chronic fatigue are identified. Research-based treatment approaches for chronic fatigue syndrome and the role of health care professionals for chronic fatigue syndrome patients are discussed. This course describes the prognosis for individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome.

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1611021TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT & PTA license renewal in Texas.

Course Objectives
  • Recognize the diagnostic criteria for CFS.
  • Identify the prevalence of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in the general public.
  • Identify the clinical features, symptoms, and factors affecting CFS. 
  • Describe research-based treatment approaches for CFS. 
  • Define the goal of physical therapy treatment for patients with CFS. 
  • Define the role of the physical therapist professional in managing the patient with CFS. 
  • Identify the most beneficial exercise programs for CFS patients. 
  • List several physical therapy treatment modalities for the patient with CFS. 
  • Recognize the prognosis for CFS.
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.
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  • 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.
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  • There are no prerequisites for this course.