Managing Fibromyalgia with Yoga - OT18

Managing Fibromyalgia with Yoga

by Laurel Koss, MS, OTR/L
(4.5 / 386 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Fibromyalgia is a poorly understood condition that results in chronic pain, requiring sufferers to sacrifice their usual daily occupations to seek pain relief. There are no consistently effective medical interventions to manage the pain of fibromyalgia, and although occupational therapists have numerous modalities and techniques to address the physical sources of pain, they may feel frustrated and discouraged that patients with fibromyalgia have recurring complaints. Many patients turn to complementary and alternative medicine for help. Yoga is an excellent treatment for fibromyalgia because it does not compartmentalize the symptoms, and is gentle, nonjudgmental, and provides a wellness orientation lacking in many traditional medical treatments. Yoga is becoming a more prevalent treatment option that is popularly considered for injury rehabilitation and is considered to influence positive and holistic mind-body coordination.


The goal of this yoga and fibromyalgia course is to provide therapists with an understanding of the benefits of employing yoga techniques in the long-term management of fibromyalgia. The content in this course is applicable to OTs in outpatient, acute, and rehab settings. After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe two yoga asanas (poses) for relaxation and two yoga asanas for stretching and strengthening in fibromyalgia
  • Describe two pranayama techniques (breathing exercises) for fibromyalgia
  • Discuss three advantages of adding yoga techniques for treatment of fibromyalgia to traditional therapy based on current evidence
Content level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Narrative
Content Focus
Domain of OT: Client Factors
Domain of OT: Performance Skills
Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention

Accreditation Information
Relias LLC, is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Provider #4000. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).
Please note: The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board has designated this educational activity to receive 1.0 contact hour in Category A and 0 contact hours in Category B toward recertification.

Course Originally Released on: 12/4/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/29/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/29/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Bathsheva Z - Flushing, NY  ·  Dec 02, 2019
Clear and concise, well presented
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Pamela C - Aynor, SC  ·  Nov 13, 2019
Simple methods to include yoga for best practice outcomes.
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Monique R - Lithia Springs, GA  ·  Jul 07, 2019
Information was organized and very informative.
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Ryan T - Hudson, NC  ·  Feb 25, 2019
The materials were very well presented
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CAROL S - Milan, IN  ·  Feb 12, 2019
good information, sounds appropriate
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Price: $19.00
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