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Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is a relatively common illness. The physical symptoms can be as disabling as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic conditions.

ME/CFS involves a complex range of symptoms that includes fatigue, malaise, headaches, sleep disturbance, difficulties with concentration and muscle pain. The pattern and intensity of symptoms vary between people, and during the course of each person’s illness. People often have symptoms for many years before ME/CFS is diagnosed. The causes and disease processes of ME/CFS are still not understood.



There is good evidence that with the right support it is possible for people to be helped to manage the condition, with the aim of maintaining and extending their physical, emotional and cognitive capacity.

Energy management and personalised physical activity or exercise are the interventions for which there is the clearest research evidence. We can also help to work towards avoiding flare ups and relapses.

Each individual is however different, and management varies widely patient to patient.

Energy management helps people learn to use the amount of energy they have while reducing their risk of post-exertional malaise or worsening their symptoms by exceeding their limits.

As per the NICE guidelines, only those who feel ready to progress their physical activity and current activities of daily living, OR those who would like to incorporate physical activity or exercise into managing their ME/CFS, should engage in a personalised physical activity and exercise programme.

The specialist therapists at Hallamshire Physiotherapy are highly skilled, experienced and approachable in ME/Chronic fatigue rehabilitation and would use research-based evidence in their approach for you or a family member.

You can be confident with Hallamshire Physiotherapy Clinic. Our outstanding reputation speaks for itself and all our high-quality specialist treatments and exercise programmes you can trust.

To book an appointment with one of our highly skilled and approachable specialist therapists, call 0114 267 1223

Alternatively, you can email us at or try our live chat facility at the bottom of the page.
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