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Fibromyalgia: Current Concepts for the Strength and Conditioning Professional

Cheatham, Scott W. PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS

Strength & Conditioning Journal: August 2013 - Volume 35 - Issue 4 - p 11–18
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3182977938
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ABSTRACT FIBROMYALGIA IS A CHRONIC PAIN DISORDER THAT AFFECTS THE JOINTS, MUSCLES, TENDONS, AND SOFT TISSUE OF THE BODY. FIBROMYALGIA IS COMMONLY SEEN BY PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS, RHEUMATOLOGISTS, AND REHABILITATION PROFESSIONALS. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT 5 MILLION AMERICANS ARE AFFECTED BY FIBROMYALGIA. THE CONDITION HAS A PREDILECTION FOR WOMEN AGED 35–60 YEARS AND HAS BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH CHRONIC SYMPTOMS. GIVEN THE POTENTIAL FOR CHRONICITY, THERE IS A NEED FOR THE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROFESSIONAL TO FURTHER UNDERSTAND HOW TO MANAGE THIS DISORDER. THIS ARTICLE WILL DISCUSS THE MOST CURRENT EVIDENCE REGARDING THE MANAGEMENT OF FIBROMYALGIA USING DIFFERENT MODES OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY.

Division of Kinesiology and Recreation, California State University Dominguez Hills, Carson, California

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The author reports no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

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Scott W. Cheatham is an adjunct faculty in the Division of Kinesiology and Recreation at California State University Dominguez Hills.

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