Naturopathic Continuing Education

Earn Naturopathic CE hours from home!

Joint Hypermobility Syndromes and Related Comorbidities:

Recognition and Treatment Implications

October 24-25th 2020

Join us for an intensive, comprehensive weekend that will help you create order in the complicated world of hypermobile connective tissue disorders. 

This course will be co-taught by Alena Guggneheim, ND and board certified rheumatologist Carla Guggenheim, DO and moderated by Fiona Campbell, ND.

Hypermobile spectrum disorders (HSD) and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) are often misdiagnosed or disregarded, but can be debilitating and even life threatening. We will take you on a virtual deep dive of advanced topics to prepare providers to more confidently recognize, diagnose, prioritize  and manage patients with complex, hypermobile connective tissue disorders.  

We will cover the following topics in detail: joint hypermobility, dysautonomia and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, mast cell activation syndrome, CSF leaks, gastrointestinal dysmotility, upper cervical instability (craniocervical and atlantoaxial instability), Chiari malformation, tethered cord, small fiber neuropathy, intracranial hypertension, and vascular compression syndromes such as median arcuate ligament syndrome and nutcracker syndrome. We will focus on diagnosis, ancillary testing and treatment options. We will cover integrative and pharmaceutical treatment options, physical therapy and movement modalities, lifestyle interventions and when and how to consider surgical interventions. Participants will leave with increased diagnostic and treatment skills they can apply.

Working with chronic disease communities provides an important ethical learning opportunity. Physicians can inadvertently perpetuate and cause harm to patients through many types of bias including racism, classism, ageism, sizeism, sexism, knowledgism and ableism. We will help you understand the insidious ways bias impacts our patients and help you find pathways to dismantle your biases. 

This continuing education will provide 12.5 hours of CEs, including 2 hours of pharmacology and 1 hour of ethics. Approved by the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine. 

The cost is $250. Live participation is required for CE. Content will be recorded and available following for those that cannot attend in person.