ROLE OF PHYSIOTHERAPY IN COVID-19 PATIENTS

Authors

  • Abhijit Diwate Professor & Head, Department of Physiotherapy in Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences, DVVPF’s, COPT, Ahmednagar –414111

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46858/VIMSJPT.2101

Abstract

Corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by SARS-CoV-2 is a new corona virus that was first identified in Wuhan city of China in December 2019. In the wake of COVID 19 affecting India, the worst affected is the state of Maharashtra accounting for one third of all cases in the country.  Physiotherapy is beneficial in the treatment and physical rehabilitation of patients with COVID-19. Patient presenting with productive cough and with underlying respiratory conditions benefit from the Physiotherapy.  “Expert consensus and recommendation for Physiotherapy management for COVID 19 in Indian set up” guidelines approved by Maharashtra State Council for Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, Mumbai will help physiotherapists in decision making and treatment planning.

 

Keywords:

COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Corona, Physiotherapy

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Published

2020-06-30

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Letter to Editor

How to Cite

Diwate, A. (2020). ROLE OF PHYSIOTHERAPY IN COVID-19 PATIENTS. VIMS JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, 2(1), 1-2. https://doi.org/10.46858/VIMSJPT.2101