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Graded Exercise Therapy Training Course

We recently returned from a training course we provided to NHS employees in the North East of England. Over the course of 2 days, the course, led by Jessica Bavinton, provided NHS staff from across several different disciplines, including Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Psychology, the opportunity to gain an insight into the concept of Graded Exercise Therapy, and its use in practise.

The course attendees also had the opportunity to gain valuable learnings by speaking via video conference directly to a past patient of Jessica’s who had previously suffered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and who’s life has been turned around by the implementation of a Graded Exercise Therapy programme.

Many of those attending the course had little or no previous experience with Graded Exercise Therapy, and the majority commented at the end of the course how confident they were to immediately start implementing some of the concepts and theories they’d learned on the course. Confidence levels in the use of Graded Exercise Therapy went from an average of 4.6 out of 10 before the course started to 8 out of 10 by the end of the course! A further day of training is scheduled for November 2013, where all the course attendees will return to share and discuss their experiences and findings with the use of Graded Exercise Therapy in their work since their two days of training.