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Physios for ME at the World Physiotherapy Congress

This year’s World Physiotherapy Congress ran between 9th and 11th April 2021 and we were thrilled to have two poster presentations accepted. The Congress brings together global perspectives showcasing the best in physiotherapy research and practice so this was a great opportunity to share some of our work with our physiotherapy colleagues across the world

The conference was run virtually and our first “eposter” was: Educating physiotherapists on the implications of Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis during the Covid-19 pandemic: A virtual approach”. We wanted to highlight the work we have done during the COVID-19 pandemic to raise awareness of post viral fatigue syndrome and ME and to suggest to physiotherapists that they may have to rethink their traditional approach to rehabilitation.

You can view and download this poster, and listen to the abstract here.

Our second eposter was: “Survey of people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) to explore their use and experiences of physiotherapy services in the UK”. This summed up our online survey conducted in 2019 and we are pleased to be able to share the findings of this more widely to raise awareness with our physiotherapy colleagues

You can view and download this poster, and listen to the abstract here.

We feel that the World Physio Congress gave us an excellent platform to spread our messages about ME worldwide, and we’d like to thank World Physiotherapy for giving us the opportunity. We were also really pleased to hear the discussions about the importance of recognising post exertional malaise in relation to Long COVID.

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