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Physiotherapy for COVID 19

Updated: Jan 14, 2022

Physiotherapy treatment is very important to treat COVID patients. WHO and World Physiotherapy also giving priority Physiotherapy for COVID patients.


In-Patient on Mechanical Ventilator

•Positioning – Prone positioning / propped up (60 degree)

•Chest Physiotherapy:

vibration, percussion (if D - Dimer normal)

intercostal stretch

•Limb Physiotherapy:

General limb movement as much as tolerated by the patient

Active Mobilization (if possible, by patient)

Post Extubation in ICU

Diaphragmatic breathing

Pursed-Lip Breathing

Alternate Nostril breathing

•Patient not in ventilator

•Positioning prone (12 to 16 hours) propped up

•Chest Physiotherapy

vibration with proper assessment

percussion with proper assessment

slow deep breathing