Fatigue is the feeling of extreme tiredness and inability to function at your normal level. Fatigue can be mental and physical.
Fatigue can cause you to become sleepy during the day, lack motivation, lowers your mood, concentration levels and affects your ability to make rational informed decisions.
Fatigue can be due to three main factors in a person’s life:
Fatigue can be a short lived episode; this can be as a result of many factors some of which can include:
There is also a more chronic condition which can affect energy levels; this is known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.The symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome are:
There is no known cause for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and no cure, therefore, treatment is based on symptom management.
Physiotherapy can assist with the symptoms and management of fatigue. Our senior physiotherapists can offer treatment for you is you are suffering from fatigue.
Some of the treatments which can assist with symptom management can include:
Upon assessment, our senior physiotherapist will decide upon the most suitable treatment program for you.
This may include:
Fatigue can affect a person’s ability to function at their previous level physically and mentally. If intervention is not implemented then the condition could deteriorate affecting their personal and professional life and relationships.
Our senior physiotherapists can offer advice, support and treatment to those who feel fatigue is affecting their life.
Please contact us to arrange an appointment.