Efficacy of Multidisciplinary Approach for Rehabilitation in Subjects with Post COVID Syndrome- A Case Series

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Anjali Deshpande
Hemant Deshpande
Neha Chitale


Covid-19 pandemic was the biggest problem the whole world faced in recent times. Post Covid-19 patient still experiences various issues likes fatigue, breathlessness and reduced endurance. International bodies have now suggested that the pulmonary rehabilitation setting is an appropriate pathway for patients recovering from Covid-19 with respiratory or non-respiratory symptoms. A proper rehabilitation protocol should be followed to get maximum result. This case series focuses on the multidisciplinary rehabilitation in post COVID-19 patients. The patients who have tested negative for COVID but having post COVID syndrome were asked to go for pulmonary rehabilitation. The patients were assessed according to the symptoms and a treatment plan was made. Patients were asked to visit the rehabilitation centre 5 days a week for 4- 6 weeks. The rehabilitation protocol included patient education, endurance training, strength training, balance training, stretching and relaxation techniques and ergonomic advice for the patient. The protocol started with warm up exercises followed by the prescribed exercises and then cool down exercises. In this pandemic the main focus has always been acute care but people are facing long term effects as well so proper treatment protocol must be followed and post COVID rehabilitation should be given more importance. As there is a significant effect of post COVID rehabilitation on relieving the post COVID symptoms.

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Anjali Deshpande, Hemant Deshpande, & Neha Chitale. (2023). Efficacy of Multidisciplinary Approach for Rehabilitation in Subjects with Post COVID Syndrome- A Case Series. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine, 11(2), 1140–1143. Retrieved from https://www.jclmm.com/index.php/journal/article/view/1138


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