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How to work safely with people

who have ME

We often hear from people with ME seeking our support because they have to see a physiotherapist for a problem other than ME. This could be something like a shoulder injury, or following knee surgery, or neck pain etc.


While the physio does not work in ME services, their standard treatments might not be suitable for someone with ME, so they still need a basic level of awareness about ME to be able to adapt their treatment.

We’ve therefore created a new downloadable one-sheet:

“How to work safely with people who have ME/CFS”.

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The aim is not to make every physio an expert in ME, but to ensure that any physio understands how to work safely with people who have ME.

This is a working draft, and we’d love feedback from physios and people with ME on how to make it even better. Once it has been refined and agreed, we hope to translate it into as many languages as possible (and for that we’ll also be asking for some help…)  

The one-sheet is available in colour and a printer-friendly version. Click the buttons below to download the sheet. 

Click this link for text only accessible version

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