Chronic Pain 2 Hrs. CE

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Chronic Pain: Managing Fibromyalgia & Myofascial Pain

By Theresa A. Schmidt, PT,DPT,MS,OCS,LMT,CEAS ©2019 Educise PC

Course Description

Are you comfortable with treating patients who have chronic musculoskeletal pain? Many are misdiagnosed, may be addicted to opiate drugs, or have lost hope for change.  Clinicians face multiple challenges in examination and in selection of effective interventions. This course presents a differential diagnosis of two chronic pain conditions: fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and myofascial pain syndrome (MPS). Learn to recognize these syndromes and co-morbid conditions associated with them. Research describes clinical tests for appropriate diagnosis of FMS or MPS. Effective therapies to manage symptoms of FMS and MPS are discussed. Clinicians can gain confidence and skill in understanding effective interventions to manage chronic pain for patients with FMS and MPS. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify two main categories of chronic pain identified by American College of Rheumatology
  2. Describe signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome
  3. Compare and contrast the differential diagnoses of fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome
  4. Define trigger points and give examples of types of trigger points
  5. Discuss the evidence describing effective interventions to promote functional outcomes for people with fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome

Course hours: 2

Course Type: home study

This course is offered as a live seminar lecture, webinar, or as home study with slides and audio lecture. For home study, Q&A are provided via e-mail with instructor. A post-course quiz is required to obtain a course completion certificate.

Educise PC is an approved provider of continuing education by the National Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, NCBTMB, Inc. This course has been approved for 2 continuing education credit hours of home study.

Course category: myofascial