Online Course Outline

Module 1: Overview

  • What is Fibro and who has it?
  • Diagnostic Criteria
  • Comorbidity
  • How this course can help you

Module 2: Treatment Models

  • Where do we start?
  • Why is it so hard to treat?
  • Management Treatment Paradigm
  • Referral Network
  • When doctors don’t believe in Fibro

Module 3: Integrative Medicine

  • Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Homeopathy
  • EMDR and trauma-informed therapy
  • Physio/massage
  • Medications
  • Everything else

Module 4: Lifestyle Changes

  • The Fibro Diet
  • Exercise for Fibro
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Work and Disability

Module 5: Tracking

  • Introducing the tracking log
  • Why tracking?
  • How to use the log
  • What’s next in tracking

Module 6: Treatment Team

  • Who should be on your team
  • The role of the PCP
  • Psychiatrist
  • CBT and case management

Module 7: Therapeutic Approach part 1

  • CBT and why it works
  • Disrupting the pain loop
  • Managing Stress
  • Five Breaths

Module 8: Therapeutic Approach part 2

  • Family and relationship dynamics
  • Secondary gains of staying sick

Module 9: Therapeutic Approach part 3:

  • Building resilience

Module 10: Return to Functioning

  • Weaning off therapy
  • Staying well

Module 11: Case Studies (Participants may submit case studies one week previous)

Module 12: How can we do better?

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