COVID-19 Pandemic: A Physiotherapy Update
Paolo Pedersini 1 * , Jorge Hugo Villafañe 1, Camilo Corbellini 2 3, Marcos Roberto Tovani-Palone 4 *
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1 IRCCS Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi, Milan, ITALY
2 Casa di Cura Villa Serena, Piossasco, ITALY
3 LUNEX International University of Health, Exercise and Sports, Department of Physiotherapy, LUXEMBOURG
4 Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, BRAZIL
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Physiotherapists have an essential role in the recovery of patients who require hospital care and/or in intensive care units. However, so far, there is little discussion in literature about the interventions by physiotherapists together with multidisciplinary teams in hospital units that receive COVID-19 patients. In this perspective article, we discuss the role and importance of physiotherapy in the management of COVID-19 cases with focus on patients admitted to hospitals.


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Article Type: Perspective Article

ELECTRON J GEN MED, 2021 - Volume 18 Issue 1, Article No: em264

Publication date: 07 Oct 2020

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