International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 7, Issue 6 (2021)

Physiotherapy for covid patients: Scoping review


Neha Mane, Tejas Borkar PT

Background: The purpose of this study will be to provide information about the role of physiotherapy in the management of individuals with COVID-19 and to understand the necessity of rehabilitation at all stages to enable functional return to home. Aim: To review role of physiotherapy in COVID patients. Methods: This review was carried out by searching in databases including Google scholar, PUBMED, Cochrane. Search was done using the following keyword combination; COVID-19, physical therapy, treatment. The search was conducted over systematic reviews on physiotherapy interventions for COVID-19 patients. Articles included in the study are between April2020- September2020. Result: Data was summarized on physical therapy treatment using 8 articles. Conclusion: Physiotherapy treatment for patients suffering from COVID 19 should be according to the stage and severity of the disease. Physiotherapy goals include reduction in symptoms such as dyspnoea, prevention of complications, to relieve anxiety and depression, reduce disability and maximize the ability of daily living and improvement of quality of life.
Pages : 23-28