Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is often viewed as a challenging condition to manage and affects up to 168,000 people in Australia alone. There is significant controversy in the role of exercise in the management of CFS with some parts of the CFS community viewing it as dangerous or undermining as it insinuates CFS is primarily deconditioning. As AEP’s we understand that exercise is not a cure for chronic health conditions but needs to be prescribed in a manner that does not lead to an exacerbation of a person’s condition such as CFS.
This professional development delivers a brief background on CFS but then focuses on giving you tools to take away and use in clinical practice. You will have an understanding of how to firstly prescribe pacing and then exercise in a safe manner so that it improves self-management and quality of life.
This a recording of a webinar presented by ESSA on 14 September 2018
Presented by Mr Nathan Butler AES, AEP, ESSAM
Nathan is an accredited exercise physiologist, with has 17 years of experience working as the coordinator of specialist inpatient and outpatient programs at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne and at the Royal Free Hospital in London in the area of chronic fatigue syndrome as well as in cardiac, respiratory and orthopaedic rehabilitation.
In 2008, Nathan established Active Health Clinic based on his values of long-term self-management through knowledge, compassion and trust. Through his dedication and experience, Active Health Clinic is now a leader in its field in the management of chronic fatigue syndrome, pain syndromes, orthostatic intolerance/POTS, central sleep disorders and other ‘invisible illnesses’.
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