Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS): A Comprehensive Overview for Physical Therapists

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Course Description: 3 Hours (.3 CEUs)

Fibromyalgia Syndrome affects 5 million people in this country with women more often diagnosed.  Physical therapists often treat these patients or have comorbidities with this diagnosis.  Understanding the dynamics of this syndrome are complex and can often be misdiagnosed.  Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS): A Comprehensive Overview for Physical Therapists, will go in depth on this topic and help better guide clinicians in the management of these patients.

This course is presented in an online video format with audio lecture for each slide. Approximate length to take the course, including audio lecture and all written material is 3 hours.

Course Outline

Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS): A Comprehensive Overview for Physical Therapists
3 Hours
Presenter: Harold Rodner, MD
1. Epidemiology
2. Genetic predisposition
3. Psychological factors
4. Definition
5. Demographic and Social Characteristics
6. Clinical Features
7. Guidelines
8. Management – Pharmacotherapy
9. Non-Pharmacotherapy Management

Course Objectives:

By the end of the course the participant will be able to…
1) To identify signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia syndrome.
2) To proper diagnosis patients with fibromyalgia syndrome.
3) To be able to differential diagnosis other diseases states that may mimic fibromyalgia syndrome.
4) To be able  to develop a proper treatment plan for patients with fibromyalgia syndrome.

Presenter: Harold Rodner, MD

Dr. Rodner is a practicing physician in Southfield Michigan and has been a Licensed Physician since earning his degree from Wayne State university in 1964.  He completed a Residency in Internal Medicine in 1970 at Sinai Hospital in Detroit, Michigan after serving in the U.S. Navy Medical Corp.  During his years as an Internal Medicine Physician he has held many positions and professional appointments such as Section chief of Internal medicine at Sinai Hospital, Medical Director at Sinai Hospital, and Medical Director at Lakeland Rehabilitation center in Michigan. He has been a practicing primary care physician throughout that time.

Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants
Instructional Level: Beginner/Intermediate
*Handouts available for downloading/printing to all courses.

Take Course $49
30 Days Unlimited Access