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Fibromyalgia: A Person Centred Approach to Care

Course Description
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic, complex illness characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory loss and other health issues. This is a misunderstood condition which often leads to patients receiving ineffective treatments.

This presentation will cover the current science on the etiology and pathophysiology of FM and it will also provide you with current best practices so you can best serve those who live with this condition. Attendees will also learn what is known, what we don’t know, and most importantly, how massage therapists can use their education and clinical skills to provide the best support and self- management strategies for people who live with these conditions.

Eric is a registered massage therapist, educator and researcher based in Victoria, BC, Canada. His clinical and educational focus is on the application of research evidence to inform best practices for the treatment and management of persistent pain and musculoskeletal concerns. He has been a faculty member with PainBC since 2016 and he also runs his own online and in-person continuing education company. He has been fortunate enough to travel the world teaching courses on persistent pain, rehabilitation principles and evidence-based practice strategies for massage, manual and movement therapists. In 2019 he received his master of rehabilitation science through UBC.  His graduate work focused on the role of RMTs in the healthcare system and how to use evidence-based strategies to enhance the utilization of research evidence in curriculum development and education delivery.

Cancellations made prior to one month before to the course start date receive a full refund. Cancellations made between one month and two-weeks before the course start date receive a 50% refund on the full cost of the course.

No refunds will be given for cancellations from two weeks prior to the course onwards. Extenuating circumstances will always be considered. Please note, last minute cancellations are subject to a 10% administration fee on the cost of the course.

3 Core Credits

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