Fibromyalgia and the Invisible Diseases – with Ruth Werner 

Fibromyalgia and the Invisible Diseases

Sunday April 30, 2023
12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Approved for 1.5 Core Competency credits

Course will be held live online with an on-demand option after the event.

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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 webinar covers the definition, demographics, etiology, signs and symptoms, treatment options, and role of massage for the following: fibromyalgia, and other “invisible diseases” such as myofascial pain syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome and chronic pelvic pain syndrome. 


Ruth Werner, BCTMB

Ms. 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 live with health challenges. Her groundbreaking textbook, A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology was first published in 1998, and is now in its 7th edition, published by Books of Discovery.

Ruth is a columnist for Massage and Bodywork magazine and Massage New Zealand. She 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 proud to serve the Massage Therapy Foundation as a Trustee from 2007 to 2017, and as President of the Foundation from 2010-2014.

Registration opensfor MTAM members February 1st 2023! Please visit the MTAM website to Register.

Cancellations made by March 27, 2023 receive a full refund. Cancellations made from March 27 – April 10, 2023 receive a 50% refund on the full cost of the course. No refunds will be given on cancellations made after April 10, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.