Pulmonary Rehabilitation Through Physical Exercise – An Essential Factor Regarding Patient Recovery In A Post-COVID-19 World
Keywords:respiratory rehabilitation, physical exercise, COVID-19, Long Covid
Respiratory rehabilitation is an effective method in reducing respiratory symptoms and the incidence of complications, decreasing anxiety, depression, increasing exercise tolerance, improving the quality of life and daily activities in the context of Long Covid, including the use of technology at the patient's home by optimizing remote intervention under the careful observation of a physiotherapist (telerehabilitation). Following the study of 400 articles published in PubMed, Elsevier, Research Gates, Sci-Hub, British Medical Journal and the specialist COVID-19 guidelines developed in countries such as: USA, China, Italy, Great Britain, we suggest some rehabilitation protocols. During the pandemic, despite the subvariants of COVID-19 and persistence of Long Covid, respiratory rehabilitation specialists have reached a consensus on the importance of practicing early physical exercise for training the respiratory muscles (AMR), with/without respiratory re-education devices. Bronchial drainage positions, chest clapping, cough and speaking training, exercises of: balance, walking, stretching and Core are also used successfully.