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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 114-118

A journey to recovery with a tailor-made physiotherapy intervention in an acute care setup of COVID-19 management: A case study

Physiotherapy School and Centre, TNMC and BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Chhaya Vijaykumar Verma
Physiotherapy School and Centre, TNMC and BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/PJIAP.PJIAP_50_20

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has led to lower psychological well-being and high levels of anxiety in general public. SARS-CoV-2 causes acute respiratory distress syndrome, which can lead to breathlessness requiring mechanical ventilation and Intensive care management. Physiotherapy plays a crucial role in the management of intubated as well as nonintubated patients admitted in the ICU, thereby helping the patients progress in their recovery. This case study highlights the importance of a Tailor-made Physiotherapy Intervention in improving the quality of life of a 48-year-old male, with a history of Diabetes Mellitus and Moderate Alcohol intake who presented in our dedicated COVID Government Tertiary Care Hospital with complaints of fever, breathlessness on walking, and fatigue. After the evaluation by the Physiotherapist on the basis of International Classification of Functioning Model, the patient was educated about the condition, and a Physiotherapy Intervention plan was formulated with emphasis on Pulmonary Rehabilitation considering the health status and vital parameters of the patient. From our experience, we conclude that a Tailor-made Physiotherapy Intervention in hand with medical management is essential to restore function and improve the quality of life of patients with COVID-19.

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