Physios for ME
Physios for ME formed in 2019 to seek out and share information about biomedical practice in ME, having found that the British approach of Graded exercise therapy recommended by the NHS was resulting in many negative patient experiences.
Aims[edit | edit source]
Notable people[edit | edit source]
- Karen Leslie, physiotherapist specializing in neurology
- Dr Nicola Clague-Baker, Associate Professor in Physiotherapy, University of Leicester, UK
- Natalie Hilliard, physiotherapist and full time carer for a friend with severe ME
- Dr Michelle Bull, physiotherapist specializing in cancer rehabilitation and cardiac rehabilitation
Online presence[edit | edit source]
Notable publications[edit | edit source]
- Apr 2020, Opposition to Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust: "Coping with Coronavirus: Fatigue"
- May 2020, Post Covid-19 Rehabilitation - Physios for ME, Workwell Foundation, and ME Association
See also[edit | edit source]
Learn more[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.