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GeneralDec 19, 2020

Physiotherapy is a key part of rehab services for people with long-term Covid-19, says Nice

Physiotherapy is likely to play a central part in long Covid rehabilitation teams based in ‘one stop’ clinics and other settings, according to a guideline released on 18 December by the National Institute for Care Excellence (Nice).

‘Healthcare professionals should have a range of specialist skills, with expertise in treating fatigue and respiratory symptoms (including breathlessness),’ the guideline suggests.

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Patients' progress should be recorded in rehabilitation prescriptions

‘They should be led by a doctor with relevant skills and experience and appropriate specialist support, taking into account the variety of presenting symptoms. Additional expertise may be needed depending on the age and symptoms of the person.'

The core team could include, but not be limited to, the following specialist areas:

  •        physiotherapy    
  •        occupational therapy       
  •        clinical psychology and psychiatry
  •      &nbs...

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