Fibromyalgia is a chronic and potentially debilitating disorder that causes musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbances. It is not an autoimmune, inflammatory, muscle, or joint disorder. Fibromyalgia is the second most common condition seen by rheumatologists. Fibromyalgia has no clearly defined cause, diagnostic test, or cure. Despite the chronic and complex course of fibromyalgia, pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments can help decrease symptoms and disability. Fibromyalgia symptoms can improve with education, exercise, cognitive therapy, and medications.
The goal of this course is to provide healthcare providers with information about fibromyalgia, including its possible causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
Christopher Meketansky OTR/L graduated from Stony Brook University in 2017 with a Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy. He received training in manual therapy, specialized treatment for individuals with degenerative neurological disorders and post-stroke neurorehabilitation. He has worked in skilled nursing and home healthcare settings with experience treating patients with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, balance impairments, and a myriad of other conditions impacting the older adult population.
Certificates provided by accrediting body (11 Match)
American Nurses Credentialing Center
District of Columbia Board of Nursing
Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer
Georgia Board of Nursing
South Carolina Board of Nursing
Certified Health Education Specialist
American College of Sports Medicine
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
New Mexico Board of Nursing
Arkansas State Board of Nursing
Florida Board of Pharmacy
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