Chest physiotherapy plays a miraculous role in post covid rehabilitation

Chest physiotherapy plays a miraculous role in post covid rehabilitation



India has suffered in multidimensional aspects in second wave of covid -19 which not only affected the older population but the younger population also.



The Respiratory system is one of the worst affected system  resulting in breathlessness,weakness ,fatigue, muscle weakness,decrease SPO2 LEVEL, which in turn increases the risk of cardiac failure. 



Chest physiotherapy is an evidence based technique performed by qualified physiotherapist, through which lungs capacity improves and secretions released ,by stimulating the lung muscles.


Physiotherapy can be applied during the covid  as well as post covid phase to overcome breathlessness, weakness, mental confusion  and to enhance oxygen level in lungs and SPO2, which helps in reducing the artificial supplement of oxygen.



Dr.yadav also added that lying in prone position is immensely beneficial for patients with low oxygen. 

Physiotherapist's goals include educating the patient about various breathing techniques like abdominal  breathing, diaphragmatic breathing, pursed lip breathing  ,spirometry, ACBT,huffing, coughing techniques  positioning ,Postural drainage,  and other functional capacity exercises.

Chest physiotherapy ,when given at initial stage ,gives magical results by strengthening lungs and by shortening the rehabilitation time of covid patients.

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