Treating Long COVID - A Physiotherapy Perspective
There is growing evidence of a significant population of individuals affected by symptoms of COVID-19 infection for greater than four weeks. These individuals may seek physiotherapy care and it is important to be aware of how to manage rehab for these individuals.
- Review current literature on long-COVID
- Identify symptoms and characteristics of long-COVID
- Review current understandings of Post Viral Fatigue and post exertional malaise
- Review respiratory dysfunction in long-COVID
- Identify treatable traits and how to manage them in a physiotherapy setting
Speaker: Jessica DeMars
Jessica DeMars graduated from the University of Alberta in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy (with distinction). She continued her education with numerous post-graduate courses in manual therapy, myofascial release, and acupuncture.
Since 2006, she has investigated the role of breathing dysfunction in health through various courses and certifications. This has evolved into a unique practice of addressing breathlessness in a variety of populations, primarily in the context of respiratory disease.
In 2015 she was awarded a grant through the Clinical Research Innovation Fund and investigated the link between dysfunctional breathing and asthma in children. With the onset of a respiratory pandemic in SARS-CoV2, she has transitioned into the treatment of Long Covid.
The Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association helps our members improve their skills and service delivery through education, resources and networking.
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Course Material included in this course
Treating Long Covid: A Physiotherapy Perspective
Understanding Long Covid
Assessment and Clinical Findings
Managing Long Covid