International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education

International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education


International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education
International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education
Vol. 7, Issue 4 (2022)

Role of physiotherapy in managing long covid: A case study


Madhur Kulkarni, Anish Angal, Vandana Motghare

COVID 19 pandemic has affected thousands of lives directly and indirectly. With newer evidence coming in to picture various symptoms can persist or appear after few weeks or months of acquiring SARS-CoV-2 infection, this termed as “Long COVID”. Fatigue, cough, chest tightness, breathlessness, palpitations, myalgia and difficulty to focus are symptoms reported in long COVID. These symptoms impact their physical, mental, social life and quality of life negatively. In the present study, the authors describe a case of Long COVID in a 62-year-old male. The patient presented to the Physiotherapy department with symptoms like dyspnea on walking and stair climbing, early onset of fatigue, and overall reduced functional capacity thus diagnosed with Long COVID. A structured and individually tailored exercise protocol was designed based on the objective assessment and was administered for 4 weeks. Post exercise protocol re-assessment of outcome measures was done. The study concluded that physiotherapy interventions such as respiratory muscle training, exercise training showed improvement in the quality of life, depression score, functional capacity and reduction of the symptoms hampering his activities.
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Madhur Kulkarni, Anish Angal, Vandana Motghare. Role of physiotherapy in managing long covid: A case study. International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education, Volume 7, Issue 4, 2022, Pages 5-10
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