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How physiotherapists are getting coronavirus patients moving again

COVID-19 isn’t straightforward.While the infection mainly affects the lungs, it can have a cascading effect on a person’s physical health.It’s something physiotherapists like Michelle Kho have seen first-hand.“There’s a team fighting to keep a person alive. Physiotherapy is part of that team,” said Kho, who works in the intensive care unit (ICU) at St.

Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, Ont.“I believe we’re at the tip of the iceberg for understanding how we need to support these survivors.” Physiotherapists are turning to virtual visits — but insurance can be a pain in the neck Kho has worked with severely ill COVID-19 patients over the last few months. Much of the care follows “basic principles of physiotherapy,” she said, but the new

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COVID-19 isn’t straightforward.While the infection mainly affects the lungs, it can have a cascading effect on a person’s physical health.It’s something physiotherapists like Michelle Kho have seen first-hand.“There’s a team fighting to keep a person alive. Physiotherapy is part of that team,” said Kho, who works in the intensive care unit (ICU) at St.
Stage 2 of its coronavirus recovery plan in late May.However, despite allowing visitors into facilities once again, the mother of a chemotherapy patient that makes regular visits to McMaster Children’s Hospital says there’s still not many making the trip as the pandemic continues.“Still a limited number of people on the elevators, when you get into clinics, you know, no toys, breastfeeding is spaced apart. So, yeah, I didn’t see a big change, to be honest,” said Karolina Anastasopoulos.

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