Exercise and Fibromyalgia: What we know now


Exercise and Fibromyalgia: What we know now


$15 for NATA members/ $25 for non-members


Wednesday,  Augest 13,  2014


11:00am – 12:15pm CST




Scott Cheatham PT, DPT, PhD(C), OCS, ATC, CSCS


Dr. Cheatham is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Kinesiology at California State University Dominguez Hills.  He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Chapman University and is currently a PhD candidate in Physical Therapy at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Cheatham is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and a board certified specialist in orthopedics (OCS). He also holds several fitness certifications and is a certified ergonomic specialist. He is a national presenter for various organizations and has authored over 40 peer reviewed publications, textbook chapters, and home study courses on the topics of orthopedics, health & fitness, and sports medicine.



Exercise prescription for the Fibromyalgia client has changed in recent years due to new research and a more complex understanding of the pathology. This presentation will discuss the most current research on clinical management and exercise prescription for individuals diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. The participant will learn the most current evidence based exercise guidelines for common modes of exercise including: strength training, aquatic exercise, Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, and more. This presentation is for the rehabilitation professional who desires more in-depth knowledge of how to manage patients with Fibromyalgia.

Clinical Objectives:

At the conclusion of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss the traditional and current etiological theories of Fibromyalgia
  • Discuss common clinical tools for assessing patient outcomes
  • Discuss evidence based guidelines for common modes of exercise
  • Discuss effective strategies for training individuals with Fibromyalgia

Athletic Training Domain:

  • Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis
  • Treatment and Rehabilitation

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