The educational 90-minute DVD documentary “Fibromyalgia: Fitting the Pieces Together” has won a 2009 Telly Award for Excellence in the Film/Video Health Wellness Category.
The film was produced by Physical Medicine/Rehab specialist Martin Tamler, MD, and Sharon Ostalecki, PhD, a nutritionist, FM author/educator, and founder of HOPE (Helping Our Pain and Exhaustion Inc. – http://hffcf.org), a nonprofit FM education and patient support organization.
“Fibromyalgia: Fitting the Pieces Together” features 13 science-based presentations by leading FM experts, and incorporates patient and family accounts of how they learned to survive and cope with their illness. It is intended as a tool for patients, healthcare providers, families, support groups, and educators.
“Fibromyalgia: Fitting the Pieces Together” opens with explanations of fibromyalgia as a “global condition” (Dr. Ananias Diokno, MD) and as a disorder of central nervous system pain processing (Dr. Daniel Clauw, MD). Other presentations address management of each major “piece” of FM – from diagnosis, pain, sleep and medications to physical therapy and emotional coping.
To read more and preview the documentary, go to http://hffcf.org/Fdoc.php. The price is $29.95 plus S&H in the US and Canada, with different arrangements for multiple or international orders. For information about CME credit associated with the documentary, contact Dr. Sharon Ostalecki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Drs. Tamler and Ostalecki have also published a new book –
100 Questions & Answers About Fibromyalgia. The Michigan-based educators will be signing their book at a Pain Awareness Conference to be held Wed evening, Sep 30 in Royal Oak Michigan.