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: Fall 2023!
- Sample OT & PT documentation
- Additional patient handouts
- Handouts & short videos covering assessment/screening, treatment resources, and more.
Short Education Videos
When Exercise Causes Harm
Pacing for 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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Coming Soon: Additional patient and provider handouts and videos.
Screening for PEM/PESE
- Autonomic Dysfunction
- Cognitive Symptoms