1999 Clinical and Scientific Meeting

A. Breck McKay [1], John Whiting [2], Aileen Jefferis [3], Linda Bennetts [3], Jacqueline M. McKay [3], M. Sarah-Jane McKay [4].

1 Family Physician, PO Box 353, Carina, QLD
2 Physician
3 Physiotherapist
4 PhD student

An Examination of the Interrelationship Between Infection, Psoas Muscle Damage and Dysautonomia

The Adelaide Brisbane Serendipity Syndrome (ABS Syndrome)

What is the ABS syndrome? Simply it is the relationship between the effects of:

  1. Mycoplasmas, rickettsias and chlamydias organisms on the cellular mitochondrial energy supply of the muscle, mucosal and other cells;

  2. The evolutionary change to human fast twitch psoas muscles, resulting in over-stretching and susceptibility to injury, as humans stood upright;

  3. The secondary effect of muscle damage and spinal alignment changes (proved with specific CT scans and X-rays), causing the dysautonomia symptoms and signs that are features of chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and related conditions; and

  4. The use of Aileen Jefferis' physiotherapy protocol which reverses those effects and allows patients rapid recovery when coupled with other antibiotic treatment protocols for chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and related conditions.

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