Massage Therapy and Pathology
MASSAGE THERAPY AND PATHOLOGY:
FIBROMYALGIA AND THE “INVISIBLE DISEASES”
presented by Ruth Werner
Total of 4 NCBTMB CE Units
Sunday, May 7, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
(lunch not included, on your own, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm)
Registration Begins April 1st
Fee: $60 for members and students; $80 for non-members.
♦♦♦NOTE—$35 LATE FEE WILL BE CHARGED AFTER REGISTRATION CUT-OFF DATE, APRIL 29, 2017♦♦♦
Fee after cut-off date, April 29, 2017: $95 for members and students; $115 for non-members
Please note: There is a 25% non-refundable deposit included in the workshop fee.
MASSAGE THERAPY and PATHOLOGY: FIBROMYALGIA and the “INVISIBLE DISEASES”
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 learn 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 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.
ASIS Massage School
209 West Main Street • Mesa, AZ 85201
From the US-60, exit Country Club
North to Main Street
East on Main to ASIS (on the south side of the street)
The Country Club Drive/Main Street Light Rail Station is a two-minute walk from ASIS.
Some on-street parking in front of the building. Very small lot in the back.
Parking map. The closest lot is the Orange Parking lot.
Closest hotel is Mesa Mezona Hotel (250 West Main Street, Mesa 85201)
Katelyn Faith, Education Committee Chair
Materials Needed for Workshop
Massage Therapy and Pathology: Fibromyalgia and the “Invisible Diseases”
Note taking supplies