Countries across the globe are in various stages of the pandemic with many now entering the “day after” Covid 19 phase.
Covid 19 is an inflammatory condition and “Long Covid” refers to the after effects that last even after negative testing.
Physiotherapy is essential in all phases to facilitate early discharge and promote quick recovery.
Rehabilitation is key to ensure that patients do not deteriorate after discharge and require readmission. According to WHO it includes managing:
Physical therapy for those recovering from COVID-19 aims to:
Covid rehabilitation can be done in rehabilitation centers as well as online with a qualified physical therapist. The structure includes an integrated program of graded range of motion exercises, strength training, balance training and breathing techniques.
~Dr. Anuja Mhatre, Cardiac Rehab Expert, Mind Your Fitness!