FIBROMYALGIA SYNDROME - A PRACTITIONERS GUIDE TO TREATMENT + CD-ROM
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This is a practitioner's guide to fibromyalgia syndrome and its treatment. FMS
was only officially recognised by W.H.O. as a syndrome in 1990. Since then much
research has been undertaken and the pool of knowledge is growing rapidly. This
is the only text that distills information and relates it specifically to the
problems of assessment, diagnosis and management as confronted by the practitioners.
It provides a multidisciplinary perspective on this multifaceted and frequently
- Provides a guide to the diagnosis and management
of fibromyalgia thus providing the practitioner with a quick and clear reference
guide on how to deal with a group of difficult to manage patients which are
- Written by a well-known osteopath with contributions
from experts from other professions so provides the practitioner with a multidisciplinary
view of the problem and the different approaches to it's management
- Includes the latest research findings
- Addresses all aspects of FMS which is a multifaceted
syndrome which can present in many different ways. This help's the practitioner
to make a clear diagnosis and select the most appropriate technique for management
- Includes complementary approaches to treatment
- will give the practitioners the answers to the questions many patients ask
- Includes a CDRom with video clips and narrative
showing how to assess and diagnose the syndrome as well as techniques for
The history and definition of fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia's symptom patterns: Causes or effects? Conditions associated with
fibromyalgia. The causes of fibromyalgia: various hypotheses explored. Chronic
fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia compared. Acupuncture treatment of fibromyalgia
and myofascial pain. Interdisciplinary pain management in fibromyalgia. The
metabolic rehabilitation of fibromyalgia patients. Integration: what seems to
be helping? Fibromyalgia: treating associated conditions. Bodywork approaches
to fibromyalgia. A fibromyalgia protocol. Strain/counterstrain self-treatment
for some FMS tender points.
Also 2 further chapters, one on traditional chinese medicine approaches to treatment
and the other on physical therapy treatments. Detailed titles to come.