Jessica Bavinton

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Jessica Bavinton is a physiotherapist specialising in chronic fatigue management. She works both for the NHS and privately.[1] She also provides training for the NHS on the use of Graded exercise therapy in a clinical setting.[2]

Jessica Bavinton was a member of the CFS/ME guideline development group which developed the NICE guidelines for treating ME/CFS in the UK.[3] She was also an author of the controversial 2011 PACE trial paper published in The Lancet. She was one of the physiotherapists supervising GET for patients participating in the trial,[4] as well as the primary author of the PACE Trial Graded Exercise Therapy manual.[5]

Her company Vitality 360 Ltd provides back to work and rehabilitation for insurance companies based on the NICE guidelines and PACE trial.[6]

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Jessica Bavinton has one total current appointment. She is a director of and the sole shareholder of Vitality 360 Ltd . It was incorporated as a company on 9 November 2011 after the publication of the PACE trial on 5 March 2011.

Vitality 360 Ltd states "We provide effective evidence-based rehabilitation delivered by leading fatigue and pain specialists. We are all experienced in supporting people with CFS/ME, fatigue, fibromyalgia and chronic pain. We can provide physiotherapy, occupational therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Graded Exercise Therapy (GET), specialist dietetics and psychotherapy."

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PACE trial - A controversial study which claimed that CBT and GET were effective in treating "CFS/ME", despite the fact that its own data did not support this conclusion. Its results and methodology were widely disputed by patients, scientists, and the peer-reviewed scientific literature.

graded exercise therapy (GET) - A gradual increase in exercise or activity, according to a pre-defined plan. Focuses on overcoming the patient's alleged unhelpful illness beliefs that exertion can exacerbate symptoms, rather than on reversing physical deconditioning. Considered controversial, and possibly harmful, in the treatment or management of ME. One of the treatment arms of the controversial PACE trial.

NICE guidelines - Clinical guidelines used in the UK.

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) - A type of psychotherapy geared toward modifying alleged unhealthy thinking, behaviors or illness beliefs. One of the treatment arms used in the controversial PACE trial.

cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) - A type of psychotherapy geared toward modifying alleged unhealthy thinking, behaviors or illness beliefs. One of the treatment arms used in the controversial PACE trial.

graded exercise therapy (GET) - A gradual increase in exercise or activity, according to a pre-defined plan. Focuses on overcoming the patient's alleged unhelpful illness beliefs that exertion can exacerbate symptoms, rather than on reversing physical deconditioning. Considered controversial, and possibly harmful, in the treatment or management of ME. One of the treatment arms of the controversial PACE trial.

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