Rehabilitation professionals profoundly impact the quality of life and functional independence in patients with post-exertional malaise (PEM) /post-exertional symptom exacerbation (PESE).

This page offers short videos, resources, and handouts for patients and rehabilitation professionals.

Coming Soon!

  • Sample OT & PT documentation
  • Additional patient handouts
  • Handouts & short videos covering assessment/screening, treatment resources, and more.  

Long COVID & Post-Viral Syndromes ECHO

  1. Identify/determine immediate & delayed symptoms
  2. Prioritize/analyze activity within PEM limitations
  3. Manage pre-emptive and recuperative rest
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    Short Education Videos

    These education videos aim to equip rehabilitation professionals on how to assess and safely manage patients with PEM/PESE.

    Series Intro

    Why PEM Matters

    PEM: The Basics

    When Exercise Causes Harm

    Pacing for PEM/PESE

    Understanding PEM/PESE

    Credit to the collective knowledge and collaborative effort shared by ME/CFS informed rehab professionals and that of the Physical Therapist/Occupational Therapist Resources for Treating ME/CFS Facebook Group.

    The Push/Crash Cycle

    It is critical that patients and healthcare professionals understand the Push/Crash Cycle of PEM/PESE to avoid causing harm.

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