When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!
This intermediate-level course provides social workers, psychologists, mental health counselors, and marriage and family therapists and rehabilitation professionals with evidence-based information on the etiology, pathophysiology, and clinical manifestations of FMS, and the diagnostic studies, diagnoses and interventions, and collaborative care that can be used when treating individuals with the disorder. Healthcare professionals can have a great impact on individuals with FMS, in both the inpatient and outpatient arenas. Additionally, this course aims to increase the behavioral healthcare and rehabilitation professional’s ability to identify those individuals who may be suffering with undiagnosed FMS so that proper diagnosis, service referral, and support may be provided. Compassionate caregivers can validate the client’s experience and affirm her symptoms. A glossary of medical terms (at the end of the course) is provided for learners to use while reading the course.
Texas PTs & PTAs - This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1911021TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT & PTA license renewal in Texas.
California PTs & PTAs – Approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California through Net Education Design, Inc., an agency recognized by the board to approved courses that meet Physical Therapy Regulations 1399.96.
Ohio PTs & PTAs – Approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, Approval #17S5746
Florida PTs & PTAs – The Florida Board of Physical Therapy accepts this course based on its pre-approval by the Ohio PT Association.
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Fitzcharles, M., Shir, Y., Ablin, J. N., Buskila, D., Amital, H., Henningsen, P., & Häuser, W. (2013). Classification and clinical diagnosis of fibromyalgia syndrome: Recommendations of recent evidence-based interdisciplinary guidelines. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/528952
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Nijs, J., Roussel, N., Van Oosterwijck, J., De Kooning, M., Ickmans, K., Struyf, F., . . . Lundberg, M. (2013). Fear of movement and avoidance behaviour toward physical activity in chronic-fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia: State of the art and implications for clinical practice. Clinical Rheumatology, 32(8), 1121–1129. Abstract retrieved from http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10067-013-2277-4
Sellers, A. B., & Clauw, D. (2013). Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. In M. L. Chin, R. B. Fillingim, & T. J. Ness (Eds.), Pain in women: Current concepts in the understanding and management of common painful conditions in females (pp. 209–228). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.