Sensory challenges in CFS/ME; this research summary may help explain why an ASI approach might be proving helpful to young people with this diagnosis.

At the Merlin MS Centre in Cornwall, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists using an ASI approach with clients with CFS/ME and other neurological conditions. The article below explains more about the postural challenges of this condition.

‘Mitigation of encumbrance symptoms’

Optimal management/treatment of the encumbrance-linked abnormalities outlined in this article and the supporting literature warrants further study (Rowe et al., 2014). At a minimum, avoiding the noted “common postural risk factors” (flexion/slumping) and intense/repetitive neuro-dynamic movement of sensitive neuromuscular tissues is advisable. The https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5314655/#!po=25.5208 special furniture/accessories may aid relevant behavior change e.g., rocking kneeling chairs/wobble cushions and vertebral support belts/braces.’

To read more see the full article at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5314655/#!po=25.5208

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