CPET – Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test

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Your Contribution to Research: Donate to Our Annual HOPE Fundraising Campaign

This year has been a remarkable one for us at Workwell Foundation. Our success is made possible by people like you who support us.

Donations have played a role in advancing our mission, which is focused on providing disability evaluations for and research on fatiguing illnesses, such as myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and long COVID.

Our research and disability testing contribute to a better understanding of the biological basis for fatigue and post-exertional malaise (PEM), a delayed worsening of symptoms after physical and cognitive exertion.

Changing Lives With Our Tests

Contributions have also enabled us to consistently provide top-rated testing services, including two-day cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET), considered the gold standard for assessing work capacity and aiding in diagnosing various medical conditions. We now offer electroencephalogram (EEG) testing as well. 

The two-day CPET protocol is particularly valuable for documenting PEM. 

Our use of electroencephalography (EEG) offers a noninvasive approach to evaluate how different parts of the brain function after physical stress.

With these tests, persons with ME/CFS, long COVID, and other fatigue-related illnesses can objectively document physical and cognitive impairments for disability purposes.

Our Accomplishments

In 2023, we achieved significant milestones, including the following:

  • Presented at the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Conference in San Diego, CA, where we delivered a presentation titled, How to Care for People with Long Covid.
  • Presented research titled Impaired energy production, hemodynamic responses, and recovery following exercise in ME/CFS at the annual International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (IACFS/ME) meeting.
  • Launched a new website with a new blog section.
  • Added electroencephalography (EEG) to our disability testing services.
  • Started a new collaboration with Stat Health to research the impacts of PEM on blood flow to the head using STAT’s new innovative in-ear wearable device.  
  • Launched Workwell Health – a dynamic learning community and online clinic aimed at helping people with PEM. 
  • Added a new testing location in Flagstaff, AZ and moved our CA office to Santa Rosa, north of San Francisco.
  • Published new research articles: 
  1. Recovery from Exercise in Persons with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) published in Work
  2. Development and Measurement Properties of the PEM/PESE Activity Questionnaire (PAQ) published in Work.


Join Us in Making a Difference

As the year concludes, we invite you to include Workwell in your end-of-year giving plan. 

Your donations to our nonprofit organization will directly support crucial research and educational resources for those grappling with PEM and post-exertional malaise (PEM). We aim to raise $25,000.

Thank you for your ongoing support, helping us make a meaningful impact on the lives of those affected.

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