Workshop on Soft Tissue Rheumatism & Fibromyalgia

Date :30.11.17
Venue :SGPGI, Lucknow
Duration :9.00 AM- 4.00 PM
Registration :Required

Course Description:

This course is intended for practicing Rheumatologists, Rheumatology/clinical immunology trainees. Non- Inflammatory musculoskeletal disorders form a significant percentage of Rheumatology clinical practice. Training in these disorders is often not the focus during super/subspecialty training in India and Abroad. The course intends to revise relevant applied anatomy, principles of soft tissue diagnosis. It also intends to highlight approach to common disorders like Non-Inflammatory LBA, Fibromyalgia and Myofascial pain syndrome.

The course also intends to enable the rheumatologist to order a physiotherapy modality with confidence and with a better understanding. Basic principles of exercise therapy and splinting would be covered. Basic principles of CBT would be explained. Principle of management techniques including trigger point release, dry needling, therapeutic massage and exercise therapy would be demonstrated.

The workshop intends to cover the following topics

Soft tissue rheumatism

  • Trigger point release
  • Dry needling
  • Myofascial release

Modalities of musculoskeletal support

  • Bracing
  • Splinting
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Orthotics

Local modalities of physiotherapy-when to use and when not to use

  • UST, Infrared, TENS
  • Dry heat, moist heat and ice pack


  • Stretching
  • Stability
  • Conditioning
  • Eccentric Vs Concentric exercises

Cognitive behavioral therapy- Principles and utility

Approach to Fibromyalgia, LBA and MFPS

Course faculty

Directors: Dr.B.G.Dharmanand & Dr. Vishad Viswanath and other experienced faculty

Course Objectives:

The participants should be able to

Identify common soft tissue rheumatic disorders

Approach regional pain syndromes methodically

Understand the principles of CBT

Perform Trigger point evaluation and treatment

Understand physical therapy and splinting

Have an understanding of treatment of LBA, Fibromyalgia and MFPS