How can Physical Therapy help with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a medical condition characterize by long-term fatigue that limit a person’s ability to carry out ordinary daily activities.
According to Mayo Clinic, CFS may be caused by a combination of factors which include viral infections, immune system disorder and hormonal imbalances. Physical Therapist can help patients with CFS by listening, interviewing the patient leading to education, individualize goal-setting, pacing, movement and strengthening exercises, and manual therapy. Interviewing is an important first step because patients with CFS may start crying because we are spending time with them, taking them seriously. You almost become part psychologist for them to unsure that they get the most out of their treatment sessions.
In order to recover from CFS, you must space out any activities, take break, or make any other adjustments.
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