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The Role of Physiotherapy in Covid-19 Rehabilitation

Covid-19 rehabilitation

What is covid-19?

Covid-19 or coronavirus is a newly discovered highly infectious virus causing coronavirus diseases.

What are the symptoms of Covid-19?

As the virus is mutating itself almost regularly and producing various symptoms of the Covid-19 infection, but the most common symptoms are-

  • FEVER,
  • DRY COUGH,
  • FATIGUE.

Other less common symptoms are-

  • LOSS OF TASTE OR SMELL,
  • NASAL CONGESTION,
  • CONJUNCTIVITIS,
  • SORE THROAT,
  • HEADACHE,
  • NAUSEA OR VOMITING,
  • DIARRHEA.

Symptoms of severely affected

  • Shortness of breathing,
  • Loss of appetite,
  • Confusion,
  • Persistent pain or pressure in chest,
  • High temperature (above 38),

What are the roles of physiotherapy in Covid-19 Rehabilitation?

  1. Ventilated patients are referred to physiotherapy for clearing the airways.
  2. Suctioning, Postural drainage, shaking, vibration, clapping over the chest wall,
  3. Nebulisation, Chest mobility exercises, coughing techniques, breathing exercise
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What post-Covid?

Post-covid rehabilitation includes:-

Post covid physiotherapy from a genuine Rehab center or through a qualified physiotherapist is very much important to get fully recovered from covid-19.

Post-covid rehabilitation includes-
  • ACBT (Active Cycle Breathing Techniques)
  • Bedside activities-

This includes:-

  • Seated knee extensions,
  • Seated hip flexion,
  • Sit to stand,
  • Shoulder press,
  • Bridging,
  • Sideways leg lift,
  • Straight leg rise,
  • Standing leg exercise,

Complete full recovery from covid19 symptoms requires a minimum of two weeks post-covid rehabilitation in full swing. If you need assistance from a professional physiotherapist in Kolkata at home, then be in touch with Physio Care Services.

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