Fibromyalgia Part 2 (Greater Manchester based)
Jun 3rd, 2020 by primarycareknowledgeboost
Recorded in January 2020, this is the long awaited second part of Lisa and Sara’s conversation with Professor Anthony Jones and Consultant Physiotherapist William Gregory from Salford Royal Foundation Trust. In Part 1 we covered diagnosis and in Part 2 we look at management of fibromyalgia including:
- The role of targeted CBT and physiotherapy
- Groups for patient education and support
- The role of medications
- Where secondary care fits in
- Research in the area
- The place alternative therapies occupy for some with this condition
- Natural progression and associated conditions
- Helpful resources for patients and practitioners
- Fibromyalgia Action (FMA) UK website (for patient info and list of local support groups): http://www.fmauk.org/
- Versus Arthritis booklet: https://www.versusarthritis.org/about-arthritis/conditions/fibromyalgia/
- Pain toolkit: https://www.paintoolkit.org/
- Living well with pain: https://livewellwithpain.co.uk/
- Moving Medicine: https://movingmedicine.ac.uk/
- Theatre Performance for all interested in learning about how the brain works in chronic pain: Pain, the Brain and a little bit of Magic: http://research.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/pain//events/PainTheBrainandabitofMagic
- Currently available checklist for Fibromyalgia diagnosis on ACR website: https://www.rheumatology.org/Practice-Quality/Clinical-Support/Criteria/ACR-Endorsed-Criteria
- A version of the 2016 ACR checklist (amended from the 2010 version): https://people.clarkson.edu/~lrussek/2016FMS.pdf
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