Free Webinar on Managing Fibromyalgia Symptoms

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Susan Ingebretson, a fibromyalgia patient, author of the best-selling book FibroWHYalgia & contributor to our own Living Well with Fibromyalgia, will host a free webinar, to share her story about her path to improving fibromyalgia symptoms.

Strategies for Reducing Symptoms with Sue Ingebretson will take place at 1 pm EST on November 29. 

Ingebretson, like many of us, found it impossible to maintain an adequate quality of life with fibromyalgia. So, she set out to research ways of making an holistic and significant improvement in her life. Eventually, she ended up writing a book about what she had always looked for to manage her own condition.

In the webinar, Ingebretson will tell her story, review natural treatments, explain what is currently lacking in most patients’ attempts at recovery; and, present a work plan called “restoration trio,”  a practical and realistic work plan to maintain a lifestyle that can improve fibromyalgia symptoms over time.

We already know that non-pharmacologic therapies and lifestyle changes have shown that a multi-disciplinary approach offers better healthcare outcomes, and that patient engagement in the care process is essential.

Nonetheless, physicians often rely on traditional medical practices to treat the condition and do not always seek the patient’s feedback, says Ingebretson.

Ingebretson worked to identify lifestyle changes that could help in the healing process of a chronically ill body and mind from a perspective that most professionals do not necessarily have.

A copy of FibroWHYalgia will be raffled off among participants in the webinar.

Ingebretson is a certified holistic healthcare practitioner and program director of the Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Center at California State University. She also has a blog, where news and topics promoting positive lifestyle changes and healthy living are discussed.

For more details about the webinar, please contact Adi Bein at:


nalgia***I received notice of this webinar as a member of Arthritis Victoria. I thought this may be of interest to some of you.

On Wednesday 7 May, Dr Emma Guymer, head of the Fibromyalgia Clinic at Monash Medical Centre in Clayton, Melbourne will be presenting a webinar discussing the clinical features of FM and its triggers, as well as how it is managed.


About the Presenters
Dr Guymer is a rheumatologist with a professional interest in general rheumatology and fibromyalgia. She is and has been involved in rheumatology, fibromyalgia clinical care and research for the past 13 years, both in Washington DC, USA and in Melbourne. She is particularly interested in the interaction between psychology and pain.
Vanessa Jones, an Arthritis Victoria health educator and an accredited exercise physiologist, will highlight some of the key steps you can take to help you take control and play an active part in the management of your health and wellbeing.

Who can attend?
People living with FM and their family members, friends and colleagues, as well as other interested community members who wish to know more about this condition. If you have never taken part in a webinar before – fear not!…all you need is a computer with the latest version of ‘Flash’ installed. Arthritis Victoria will then send you further information on how to view the webinar. If you are unable to view it at the time of its screening, you will receive a recording post-event (if you have paid and registered).

Wednesday 7 May, 7 – 8pm AEST

Arthritis Victoria member: AU$15.00
Non-member: AU$20

For further information and registrations
Project Officer – Health Promotion
Phone 03 8531 8022 or 1800 011 041 (toll-free)
Please note: If minimum participant numbers are not reached, Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria reserves the right to cancel or postpone the course/event.
Register online now.

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