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Massage Therapy & Pathology:Fibromyalgia &“Invisible Diseases” -Ruth Werner

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**Please note there is a 25% non-refundable deposit included in the workshop fee**

This workshop is 4 CEs.

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, hypothyroidism, and others as time permits.

Participants in Massage Therapy and Pathology: Fibromyalgia and the “Invisible Diseases” 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

Ruth Werner


RUTH WERNER -: Ms. Werner is an educator, writer, and retired massage therapist with a passionate interest in massage therapy research and the role of bodywork for people who struggle with health. Her groundbreaking textbook, A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology was first published in 1998, and is now in its 6th edition. She also writes a column for Massage and Bodywork magazine, serves on several national and international volunteer committees, and teaches continuing education workshops in research and pathology all over the world. Ruth was honored with the AMTA Council of Schools Teacher of the Year Award for 2005. She was also proud to serve as President of the Massage Therapy Foundation from 2010-2014, and she retains a seat as an MTF Trustee.

**Please note there is a 25% non-refundable deposit included in the workshop fee**

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