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Sasa Milosevic, MD -Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And Exercise

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by slysaint, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. slysaint

    slysaint Senior Member

    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And Exercise: Benefits And Precautions

    The severity of CFS may vary and the decision to include exercise in its treatment should be made through a multidisciplinary medical approach. Doing anything on your own is not advised, as overexercising can worsen the symptoms of CFS."

    Could Physical Activity Be Of Any Help For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
    A carefully guided intervention in the form of a graded exercise program is considered safe for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, but only if it is planned and monitored by a psychotherapist and physical therapist. According to the latest results from a review conducted by an international team of researchers and published every year in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews journal:

    “Patients with CFS may generally benefit and feel less fatigued following exercise therapy, and no evidence suggests that exercise therapy may worsen outcomes” [4]."

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  2. Valentijn

    Valentijn Senior Member

    Exactly what does the psychotherapist do to ensure safety? :p
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  3. Denise

    Denise Senior Member

    To reassure the physio ?
  4. CFS_for_19_years

    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

    From the article:
    So psychotherapists have oversight on the length and intensity of the workout, leaving the physio completely out of the loop? Why bother having a physio on board then?

    Oh wait, there's more:
    Safety Precautions Of Exercise In Persons With CFS
    So a psychiatrist or psychotherapist will assess the severity, not the family doctor or physical therapist? And now we're back to the physio making a personalized exercise plan. So no psychotherapist involvement for exercise this time?

    SteadyHealth published another article at the end of August titled "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And Fear Of Exercise" which was later removed:
    Quotes from that thread:
    It seems they didn't learn their lesson:mad::bang-head:
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2017
  5. Valentijn

    Valentijn Senior Member

    It's pretty standard psychobabble now, with a little caution added. The previous one was ridiculously bad in every conceivable way. So still completely wrong, but a bit less stupid then last time ... for example, the 30% of Americans who don't exercise enough are no longer in danger of getting CFS as a result :rolleyes:

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