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FIBROMYALGIA SYNDROME: Physical Therapy Management

Kathryn Stogner Henderson

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ISBN 10: 0127845801 / ISBN 13: 9780127845807
Published by Academic Press, 1998
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Title: FIBROMYALGIA SYNDROME: Physical Therapy ...

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 1998

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Book Condition: Used: Good

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Many therapists find themselves faced with the challenge of treating clients diagnosed with fibromyalgia syndrome. Fibromyalgia syndrome is a chronic, systemic condition characterized by muscle pain and tender/trigger points. Since little is known about the etiology of this syndrome, it is often difficult and frustrating for therapists to treat.
Kathryn Stogner Henderson has written Fibromyalgia Syndrome to teach you techniques that can help clients reduce pain and increase functioning. This comprehensive guide is the only resource available to date that addresses physical therapy management for clients with fibromyalgia. Based on her many years of experience treating this population, Ms. Henderson presents fully illustrated physical therapy techniques that are easily modified to meet each client's individual needs.
By applying the material presented in Fibromyalgia Syndrome and drawing upon your own knowledge and clinical experience, you'll be able to more effectively assist your clients with fibromyalgia and improve their quality of life.


Key Features
* Range-of-motion exercises
* Suggestions for posture awareness and modification
* Stretches
* Soft tissue compression
* Recommendations for work site evaluation and modification
* Aerobic exercise guidelines
* Recent research findings
* History of the diagnosis of fibromyalgia
* Suggestions for starting a support group
* Helpful references for you and your clients
* Tender/trigger point phenomena
* Associated conditions

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Kathryn Stogner Henderson received her undergraduate degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. After earning her degree, she joined the U.S. Army and received her certificate in physical therapy from the Medical Field Service School at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. She served another three years in the Army Medical Specialists Corps as a physical therapist and attained the rank of captain. Since leaving the army, Ms. Henderson has had a variety of clinical experiences, including flying into rural areas in eastern Colorado to provide therapy services, teaching prenatal and postpartum exercise classes, teaching childbirth preparation classes, and coordinating continuing education for a rehabilitation hospital. She has also worked as a staff therapist in home health, acute care, and rehabilitation hospital settings. In 1985, Ms. Henderson joined the physical therapy staff at SportsMed and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation in Carol Stream, Illinois. She took on additional responsibilities in 1992 as a consultant on disability assessment for MedEval Corporation in Lombard, Illinois. In 1994, she began work on the Master of Health Science in Physical Therapy degree through the University of Indianapolis.Throughout her career, Ms. Henderson has been intrigued by myofascial pain and other soft tissue disorders. This interest led her to attend the first national seminar on Fibrositis/Fibromyalgia in Columbus, Ohio, in April 1990. In June of that year, Ms. Henderson helped establish a fibromyalgia support group in DuPage County, Illinois, and co-chaired the group for several years. She remains the primary contact person. In her clinical practice, she continues to try to find the best treatment program for her clients who suffer from fibromyalgia. Ms. Henderson lives in Wheaton, Illinois, with her family.

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