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Fibromyalgia and Exercise

Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise Type: Self-Paced / Home Study Approved By: ACE 0.1 CECs , ACSM 1.00 CECs Included in Course:Online Content Online Quiz $19.97 Add To Cart

Fibromyalgia and Exercise

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  • 1/1/1Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome that affects an estimated 10-11 million Americans, most frequently females between the ages of 34 to 53. This course, based on a chapter from ACE’s Clinical Exercise Specialist Manual will help you understand how to work more effectively with individuals who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia syndrome. Learn how fibromyalgia affects the lives of those who suffer from this multifactorial chronic illness and how a properly designed exercise program can play an essential therapeutic role.

    Course Objectives

    • Describe the diagnostic criteria and symptoms of fibromyalgia syndrome
    • Discuss the potential benefits and adverse effects of exercise for individuals with fibromyalgia
    • Understand the key elements of assessment and exercise programming when working with individuals diagnosed with fibromyalgia syndrome

    Course contents include:  

    Steps to completing this course

    1. Go to and log in.
    2. Click on "Online Learning Courses" in the "My Account" section.
    3. Choose your course and complete as necessary.
    4. After successful completion of the quiz your CECs will automatically be added to your ACE account.

    Please note: This online only course does not include a book/DVD/CD. You will not receive any additional items by mail when making your purchase.

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    Customer Reviews


    8/7/16 6:35 AM

    It was a good overview, gave basics on where to start with these clients. I wonder what fitness level could possibly be attained by those with FS? What sort of fitness goals are achievable?


    ACE RESPONSE: Richelle, thank you for your feedback and we're glad to enjoyed the course.  To answer your question, fitness levels really depends on the client. The severity of their symptoms, motivation, etc. Exercise helps with decreasing pain from FMS and there are a lot of people with it that reach high levels of physical fitness.

    Ricky (ACE Certified Professional)

    9/30/12 1:05 PM

    Aspects of CFIDS should also be included in this since is very similar.


    2/3/11 6:08 AM

    short class, very good basic information in a quick and easy format. extrememly interesting condition and one that I am sure I'll see eventually.


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