A physical therapist has been coming to my home the last week to give me physical therapy for my arthritic shoulder (nothing to do with CFIDS). During intake interview I told her that I had CFIDS. She had recently heard about what devastating disease it is because she had another client who also had CFIDS. I'm not sure what the situation was with the other client except that she was referred to a physical therapist after some kind of surgery. Anyway, my physical therapist only saw her twice because she was not able to handle the physical therapy. My physical therapist felt really bad that she was not able to help this other woman. She said that everything she tried made the woman worse. She was very pleased that I was able to tell her that CFIDS patients can only handle anaerobic exercises, and not much of that. Anyway, this physical therapist is very young and very eager to learn more about CFIDS and physical therapy. I tried to explain to her how the aerobic metabolism of CFIDS patients doesn't work right, and I tried to tell her a little bit about what was going on in the muscles of CFIDS patients. However I found out that I didn't remember as much about it as I thought I did. I tried to do an Internet search about it, but I'm lousy at Internet searches and I found nothing. This is a great chance to educate someone just starting out in their profession who wants very much to learn more about CFIDS. I would greatly appreciate any help you can give me with that. Specifically I'm thinking it would be great if I could give her an article on one or more of the following: -- exercise intolerance in CFIDS patients -- muscle metabolism and muscle physiology in CFIDS patients -- positive ways that physical therapy can help CFIDS patients -- anaerobic and aerobic exercise in CFIDS patients -- and anything else you think might be useful for physical therapist. Thank you so much for your help.