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WHEN
11-12 March 2021
WHERE
Pretoria/Centurion  Gauteng (Exact venue to be confirmed)

R3500 (inc vat)

CPD: 10

Including 1 Ethics Point

ABOUT the course

FIBROMYALGIA/CHRONIC WIDESPREAD PAIN: ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT

01.
1. What is this course about?

This workshop will combine current pain science and extensive clinical experience to demystify Fibromyalgia/CWP and equip you for comprehensive assessment and therapeutic management.

02.
2. who is it for?

All health care professionals dealing with pain treatment

03.
3. why should you attend?

Equip yourself with new skills for comprehensive assessment and therapeutic management.

TIMELINE
Course Schedule
Registration and coffee
8.00am
The past and present of pain and Fibromyalgia (1 hour)
  • Tracing the development of the Fibromyalgia diagnosis alongside the development of models for pain
  • Focussing on the current understanding of the pathophysiology underlying Fibromyalgia – namely, Central Sensitization.
  • Identifying the typical biopsychosocial factors contributing to its etiology
    (Includes the use of case studies)
 8.30am – 09:3am
An overview of Fibromyalgia (1 hour)
  • Diagnosis (using the 2011 ACR diagnostic criteria) and ongoing diagnostic challenges
  • A typical presentation of Fibromyalgia in relation to Central Sensitization
  • Epidemiology
  • Course
    (Includes the use of case studies)
09:30am  – 10:30am
tea
10:30am – 11:00am
Ethical considerations in the management of the Fibromyalgia client (1 hour)
  • Practitioner-client relationship and communication (e.g. solicitous vs therapeutic communication)
  • Other iatrogenic factors impacting chronic pain, therapy, and progress (e.g. utilization of health resources, over-investigations, practitioner behaviour/beliefs)
  • The potential placebo and/or nocebo effects of interventions (e.g. medication, specific alternate, and complementary therapies)
  • Other contextual factors that impact chronic pain and disability (e.g. litigation, compensation)
  • Ethical implications of teletherapy (Includes the use of case studies)
11:00am – 12:00pm
Treatment planning (1 hour)
  • Drawing conclusions and making recommendations from assessment findings
  • Prognostic indicators to consider in treatment planning (e.g. comorbidities)
  • Key principles of chronic pain management
  • Considerations for vocational rehabilitation and return to work (including common work accommodations needed)
  • Referring within the interdisciplinary team
    (Includes the use of case studies)
09:30 am – 10:30 am 
OT-based pain management (1 hour)
  • Implementing the top 5 evidence-based pain management interventions within the OT scope of practice:
    • Activity
    • CBT-based interventions (eg goal-setting, flare-up plans)
    • Stress management
    • Education
8:30 am – 09:30 am 
tea
10:30 am – 11:00 am 
OT-based pain management continued. (2 hours)
  • Implementing the top 5 evidence-based pain management interventions within OT
  • Other relevant therapeutic interventions to consider:
    – Activity scheduling, pacing, and balancing
    – Sensory regulation
  • Neuroplasticity and the future of Fibromyalgia management
11:00pm – 13:00pm
closure
13:00pm
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Helen Roome
Occupational Therapist
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