2014 AAPB Webinar 2: Fibromyalgia: Neuroplasticity Gone Wrong
Presented by Stuart Donaldson, PhD - Director, Myosymmetries
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This session will focus on fibromyalgia examining it from the perspective of neuroplasticity, studying 3 nervous systems: the central, peripheral and autonomic and how these systems change due to chronic pain. Neuroplasticity will be discussed covering everything from cellular changes to nervous system changes. The 3 parts of the nervous system will be examined using qEEG techniques with LENS treatment, SEMG techniques with muscle balancing techniques and stress profiling with various peripheral treatment techniques. The discussion will be concluded with presentation of case studies and how to integrate these treatments into a comprehensive treatment program.
Professionals who complete this webinar will be able to:
- Understand neuroplasticity and its effect on human functioning
- Understand how chronic pain can develop using the neuroplasticity model
- Understand how qEEG, LENS, SEMG and stress profiling can document the neuroplastic changes.
- Understand how to develop an integrated treatment program
Prerequisites: None. Advance preparation is not required.
Stuart Donaldson received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Calgary in 1989. He is presently an adjunct professor in Applied Psychology at the University. His original interests lay in the area of surface electromyography (SEMG) studying muscle activity and low back pain. His doctoral works lead to the development of the use of SEMG in dynamic assessment and treatment in various muscle conditions. He studied myofascial pain syndromes, carpal tunnel syndromes, low back pain and headaches. In 1995 his work on headaches was recognized as he won the prestigious award The Outstanding Contribution To The Interdisciplinary Pain Management Literature as presented by the American Journal of Pain Management. In 1995 he became interested in fibromyalgia combining the SEMG work with qEEG assessments. In 2000 Stu was appointed to the Expert Consensus Panel by the National Fibromyalgia Association and Government of Canada to study and develop a consensus document about fibromyalgia. He has published extensively in the areas of chronic pain, myofascial pain and fibromyalgia. His present interests include the use of the qEEG and SEMG in combination in evaluating chronic pain patients.