Dr. Nelson, PT, DPT, TP

In our April education meeting we were pleased to host Matt Nelson, DPT, an educator, advocate, and expert in handling chronic and complex pain conditions. He described our current neurological understanding of pain, how pain may be decreased by education through physical therapy and, thus improve our ability to cope. What is Pain? When the…

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Redefining POTS

“Redefining POTS so that everybody understands: a primary care pediatric sports medicine perspective and review” Presented by Dr. Craig Colebey   Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome or POTS is a disabling disorder, representing “a common pathway” for multiple different causes.  The heterogenous nature of its pathophysiology presents a challenge in its diagnosis and treatment.  I present…

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Improved objective diagnosis and the ability to assess treatment outcomes, has made many aspects of MECFS and FM appear before my eyes. I am committed to infusing the medical community with this information to dramatically improve patient diagnosis and treatment. Careful observation of 10 minute NASA Lean test results as part of the CDC multisite…

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Clean Dirty Suffering

presented by Timothy Weymann, LCSW Life – and chronic illness – has an inherent level of difficulty (i.e., “Clean Suffering”). The natural difficulties of life often trigger conscious and subconscious responses from us; responses we believe will help us solve our concerns. If we fail to critically identify, evaluate and intentionally select our responses to…

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Being diagnosed with a chronic illness such as ME/CFS or Fibromyalgia can be quite a blow. Being afraid is one of the most common reactions to forced changes, but it isn’t something you should let consume your life. It’s normal to experience a range of emotions in the wake of such a diagnosis. However, you…

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10 Minute Lean Test

NASA 10 Minute Lean Test* Orthostatic intolerance (OI) is an umbrella term used to describe abnormal autonomic nervous system response to orthostatic challenge.  Orthostatic hypotension (OH), neurally mediated hypotension (NMH) [or neurogenic hypotension] and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (PoTS) are terms used to describe variants of this response.  The new evidence-based IOM clinical criteria for…

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sinusitis

Presented by Deb Keye, MMSc, PA-C Sinusitis is one of the most common issues in ENT medicine and can be a chronic issue for many, especially those with underlying immune dysfunction. In her talk, Deb Keye discussed how to procure proper evaluation and treatment of sinus issues. Deb Keye trained at Emory University Physician Assistant…

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Managing MECFS, FM

While there is no cure, FM and ME/CFS patients under her care often tell Dr. Bateman they are much better than they used to be. Though each patient is unique, Dr. Bateman has focused practical treatment advice on some common truths evident from treating hundreds of patients. She finds that this applies to almost all…

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pregnancy and ME/CFS

ME/CFS presents additional complexities when making decisions about childbearing. There are options for building a strong network of support to manage pregnancy and help cope with the challenges of parenting with ME/CFS. We hope the following information can help. Pregnancy and ME/CFS   By Peggy Rosati Allen, MS, CNM, WHNP Assistant Professor, Clinical University of Utah College of…

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Orthostatic intolerance

In this educational seminar, Dr. Cortez defines Orthostatic Intolerance and provides an overview of the anatomy involved. She introduces various clinical lab tests and discusses their role in diagnosis then offers several case illustrations from diagnosis to management. She then ends her talk with several conclusions and take home points. Remaining Upright: Approach to Orthostatic…

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