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Tumwater – Fibromyalgia and the “Invisible Diseases”
June 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm$75
This event is cancelled
Fibromyalgia is the second most common diagnosis of musculoskeletal pain, but its etiology remains elusive. Further, it overlaps several other conditions, leading to confusing signs and contradictory treatment options. This class covers the definition, demographics, etiology, signs and symptoms, treatment options, and role of massage for the following: fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, and others as time permits.
Participants will be able to…
- Identify and describe the definition, demographics, etiology, signs and symptoms and common treatment options for each of the conditions under discussion
- Discern the variables that inform clinical decision-making for massage therapy for each of the conditions under discussion
- Describe special communication skills that are especially important for clients who live with chronic pain disorders
- Describe risks and benefits of massage therapy for each of the conditions under description
Register by clicking this link
Discount for attending all 3 of Ruth’s events (Bodytalk 6/10 and both lectures on 6/11). Contact Dawn@bodymechanics-school.com for discount.
Instructor: Ruth Werner
Author of A Masssage Therapists Guide to Pathology
I started teaching massage before I graduated from massage school—which is a clue to how long ago that was. With the exception of a hiatus while my children were young, I taught continuously from 1984-2010 at schools in Washington, Massachusetts and Utah. In 2005 I was honored to be chosen as the Jerome Perlinski AMTA Council of Schools Teacher of the Year; I suspect that had a lot to do with how I explain irritable bowel syndrome (hint: my theatre degree comes in very handy in this discussion).”- Ruth Werner