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Exercise and Fibromyalgia Print CE Course-2nd Edition

Exercise and Fibromyalgia Print CE Course-2nd Edition



$99.00 USD

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    Course components can be delivered as printed products or online:
    • Workbook
    • Continuing education exam
    Exercise and Fibromyalgia, Second Edition CE Course is a comprehensive presentation of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). It teaches you how to alleviate chronic fatigue and pain in your clients and facilitate movement. This course combines research studies and medical findings and distills the facts into an easy-to-understand approach. Instill confidence in your clients as the physical activity programs you design diminish their chronic fatigue without aggravating their condition.

    Course Objectives
    • Provide a general overview of the clinical condition of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS).
    • List the primary and secondary symptoms associated with FMS and factors that may exacerbate symptoms.
    • Identify methods and criteria used in the clinical diagnosis of fibromyalgia.
    • Outline management strategies for clients with FMS.
    • Discuss the benefits of regular physical activity in the management of FMS.
    • Explain the components of an exercise program for a client with FMS.
    • Discuss exercise design for clients with FMS with respect to mode, intensity, duration, frequency, and progression of exercise.
    • Identify general exercise considerations and recommendations for clients with FMS.
    • Outline pain, fatigue, and sleep management strategies.
    • Explain appropriate health screening methods and exercise monitoring techniques for clients with FMS.
    • Identify common classifications of drugs used in the treatment of fibromyalgia.
    • Identify professional responsibilities of fitness professionals when working with clients with FMS.


    A continuing education course for personal trainers and other allied health professionals working with clients or patients with fibromyalgia.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Fibromyalgia
    Current Theories                    
    Aggravating Factors               
    Understanding Pain                
    Understanding Fatigue                       
    Understanding Cognitive Dysfunction          
    Understanding Sleep disturbances     
    Self-Check Quiz     
    Chapter 2. Exercise Design
    Perceived Barriers to Exercise
    Benefits of Exercise               
    Exercise Program Goals                     
    Exercise Program Design        
    Exercise Guidelines                
    Overcoming Postexercise Symptoms
    Self-Care & Self-Efficacy
    Cardiorespiratory Training    
    Strength Training                   
    Aquatic Exercise                    
    Alternative Physical Activities          
    Self-Check Quiz       
    Chapter 3. Management Strategies          
    When to Rest             
    Psychological Stress              
    Relaxation Techniques                       
    Alternative Therapies            
    Self-Check Quiz        
    Chapter 4. Professional Responsibilities 
    Health Screening for Physical Activity                     
    Record Keeping                                 
    Criteria for Termination of Exercise              
    Contraindications for Exercise           
    Emergency Procedures                       
    Physician Contact and Referral 
    Appendix A. Monitoring Exercise     
    Appendix B. Medications

    About the Author

    Gwen Hyatt, MS, founded DSWFitness (Desert Southwest Fitness, Inc.) Center for Continuing Education in 1980 to provide continuing education for fitness, health, rehabilitation, and clinical professionals. With a double master’s degree in exercise science and gerontology, Hyatt is highly respected for her work in exercise and aging. In 2013 DSWFitness was acquired by Human Kinetics, and Hyatt serves as the director of continuing education for Human Kinetics. Hyatt is a former faculty member at Bemidji State University and the University of Arizona. She is a recipient of the 2005 ACE Fitness Educator of the Year Award, the Southern Arizona Small Business Award for Excellence as a Woman-Owned Business, the Utah Fitness Instructors Association Leadership Award, and the Arthur Anderson Small Business Award. To celebrate turning 50, Hyatt participated in her first century cycling event and went on to become a platinum century cyclist. At the age of 55, she jumped into multisport competitions and completed over 30 triathlons. At age 65 her goal is to cycle the world. For more than 33 years Hyatt has been an industry educator and role model.


    "Many of my clients struggle with fibromyalgia, and I feel I can meet their needs better with exercise design as well as recovery process."

    J. Boyer-Kendrick—Vancouver, WA

    "I learned so much about fibromyalgia, its symptoms, side effects, and management strategies. I'm looking forward to incorporating all I've learned into my clients' training sessions!"

    J. Watley—Sulphur Springs, TX

    "I have several clients with FMS. I am glad that I had the opportunity to take this course and become a better fitness instructor for them.”

    N. Alibaba—Lefkosa, Cyprus