If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $75.00. 

Expiration: 4/30/2023

Course Description

This course will discuss fibromyalgia and chronic pain syndrome and various treatment modalities.


Hima Dalal, OTR/L, Reiki Master, Fibromyalgia Specialist, Energy Medicine Practitioner is President of Vital Energy Therapy. She is a board certified Occupational Therapist with 35 years experience in outpatient and hospital therapy.

Target Audience

RN, OT, Social Workers and other interested healthcare providers

Learning Outcomes

After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define fibromyalgia and chronic pain syndrome.
  2. Explain the diagnosis and symptoms.
  3. List the aggravating factors.
  4. Discuss therapy interventions that help reduce pain, fatigue, hypersensitivity, and stress intolerance.
  5. Identify how patients can take charge of their health.
  6. Discuss how to progress the patient and transition the patient to increase strength, ROM and muscle strength/flexibility without increasing pain and ultimately making them pain free.

Length of Course

180 minutes

Credit Statements

Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is an accredited provider of Nursing Professional Development by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive 3.0 contact hours.

Social Workers: This program has been approved for 3.0 clock hour of non-social work continuing education by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners.

Massage Therapists: This program has been approved for 3.0 hours of continuing education by the SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation for Massage Therapy. SC State Provider Number is 2. Expires 6/30/2018.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.30 CEU (3.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

Speakers have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in education activities. Please see individual activities for any conflicts of interest.

Provisions of these educational activities by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC, SCNA or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with activities.