CHRONIC FATIGUE / ME – SENSIBLE GRADED EXERCISE THERAPY

CHRONIC FATIGUE / ME – SENSIBLE GRADED EXERCISE THERAPY (GET)

GET = Graded Exercise Therapy

Please look at this very good self help guide.

It was developed for people for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), but it is a very effective and sensible approach for other people who struggle with a boom-bust energy and fatigue pattern.  A boom-bust cycle is when you have periods of more energy followed by periods of fatigue. Your physio can help you to plan your GET program and decide if it is appropriate for you.

Click here to download the GET exercise progam: http://www.researchgate.net/publication/256293990_Graded_Exercise_Therapy_A_self-help_guide_for_those_with_chronic_fatigue_syndromemyalgic_encephalomyelitis

(This article was written by:  Nicola Dyer, Nathan Butler, Christina Michailidou, Sheena Spence, Rebecca van Klinken, Laura Butler, Victoria Johnson, Catherine Simpson and Tracey Turner.

The Authors work as GET therapists in the following trusts:  Barts and The London NHS Trust, East London NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, NHS Lothian, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, The Royal Free and Hampstead NHS Trust, North Bristol NHS Trust

Edited by Dr Lucy Clark, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Acknowledgements

With thanks for the help of the following people:  Professor Peter D White, Sarah Cunningham, Jessica Bavinton

The CFS/ME patients who piloted the guide and gave feedback

Produced by Medical Illustrations, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Bryony Cohen (editing advice), Nelly Pecheva (design)