Possibilities in rehabilitation of COVID-19 patients

Authors: M. Grünerová Lippertová;  J. Pětioký;  S. Šilhavá;  T. Gueye;  M. Dědková;  Z. Nerandžič;  B. Bakalář
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika rehabilitačního lékařství 3. LF UK a FNKV, Praha, Přednostka: prof. MUDr. Marcela Grünerová Lippertová, Ph. D. 1;  Rehabilitační ústav Kladruby, Ředitel: Ing. Josef Hendrych, MBA 2;  Klinika anesteziologie a resuscitace 3. LF UK a FNKV, Praha, Přednosta: doc. MUDr. František Duška, Ph. D. 3
Published in: Prakt. Lék. 2021; 101(1): 27-31
Category: In diferent


The basic goals of physiotherapy in critically ill patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection are to improve the patients’ clinical condition, shorten their stay in the intensive care unit and prevent long-term or permanent damage, with an early return to normal life. In the acute phase of the disease, we use passive and assistive techniques. After stabilization of cardiopulmonary functions, therapeutic spectrum can be expanded with targeted respiratory therapy, mobilization and individually tailored reconditioning training. Physiotherapy should continue in the home environment, using telerehabilitation and distance therapy technologies.


SARS-Cov-2 infection – post-Covid rehabilitation – critical illness – early mobilisation – respiratory physiotherapy – recondition – distance physiotherapy


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