Introduction

5 Contact Hours

This course provides a comprehensive overview of Fibromyalgia Syndrome along with therapeutic strategies and exercises to help maintain function and mobility as well as alleviate or reduce chronic fatigue and pain.

Instructors: Joel Desotelle, MS OTR/L

Joel is an occupational therapist who specializes in neurological disorders in children and adults. He received his Bachelors of Science (B.S) degree in occupational therapy from Keuka College (Keuka Park, NY) in 1995 and his post-graduate Masters of Science (M.S.) degree from Misericordia University (Dallas, PA) in 2010. He holds a post-graduate certificate in pediatrics from Misericordia University (2006) and has worked in a variety of settings from out-patient pediatrics to in-patient adults. Joel is an experienced author and instructor who has presented on a wide range of topics including stroke rehab, neuromuscular disorders, autism, sensory dysfunction, dementia, falls, and outcomes-based therapy.

Sponsored by: Edlantis Seminars, Inc. and DSWFitness

Audience: OT, PT 

Skill Level: Entry Level

Contact Hours: 5

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA

Teaching Methods: Course content includes the text Exercise & Fibromyalgia: Exercise Programming and Management Strategies for Health and Fitness Professionals, 2nd Ed. (2008) written by Gwen Hyatt, M.S.

Criteria for Passing: Each learner must complete all learning activities/handouts and pass a final exam to receive credit.

Includes text: Exercise & Fibromyalgia: Exercise Programming and Management Strategies for Health and Fitness Professionals, 2nd Ed. (2008) written by Gwen Hyatt, M.S.

Course Objectives: At the completion of this course you will be able to:

1. List the primary and secondary symptoms associated with Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS);

2. Explain the essential components of a therapeutic exercise program for clients with FMS;

3. Discuss therapeutic exercise design for clients with FMS with respect to mode, intensity, duration, frequency, and progression of exercise;

4. Outline pain, fatigue, and sleep management strategies, and

5. Identify common classification of drugs used in the treatment of FMS.

Lessons

Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction

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2. Course Objectives - Strategies for Therapists: Treating Individuals with Fibromyalgia

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3. Coursework - Strategies for Therapists: Treating Individuals with Fibromyalgia

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4. Course Final and Survey

Completion

The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion