Transnational Impact Of Novel Corona Virus On Physiotherapy Profession: A Mini- Review

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Dr. Vaibhav Madhukar Kapre


The global COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus (nCov), has reshaped healthcare systems and impacted healthcare professionals on a monumental scale. This article explores the multifaceted effects of the pandemic on the physiotherapy profession, both professionally and personally. Physiotherapists (PTs) have faced physical, mental, economic, and social challenges as they navigate the complexities of providing care during these trying times. As COVID-19 continues to evolve, PTs play a pivotal role in the rehabilitation and recovery of patients who have survived the virus.

This article underscores the importance of physiotherapy in the prevention and rehabilitation of COVID-19 survivors and highlights the significant contributions of PTs working in intensive care units (ICUs) and with primary healthcare providers. It discusses the disruptions caused by lockdowns and social distancing measures, which have affected the delivery of clinical rehabilitation services. The article also addresses the financial burden faced by private practitioners due to increased costs associated with personal protective equipment (PPE).

In response to these challenges, the physiotherapy profession has adapted rapidly. The emergence of tele-physiotherapy has opened new avenues for PTs to provide care to patients, both with and without COVID-19, while adhering to infection control measures. Tele-rehabilitation programs have proven effective in various patient populations, including those with stroke, chronic respiratory diseases, musculoskeletal conditions, and cognitive impairments. Additionally, these programs have been valuable in mitigating the psychological and physical toll of isolation during the pandemic. Furthermore, the article delves into the profound impact of exercise on the human body's immune response, particularly its role in bolstering the immune system against viral infections.

COVID-19 has brought about unprecedented challenges for the physiotherapy profession, affecting PTs on multiple fronts. However, PTs have risen to the occasion, adapting to new modes of care delivery and demonstrating their crucial role in the treatment and recovery of COVID-19 patients. This article underscores the resilience and adaptability of PTs in the face of adversity, emphasizing their indispensable contribution to the global healthcare response to the pandemic.

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Dr. Vaibhav Madhukar Kapre. (2023). Transnational Impact Of Novel Corona Virus On Physiotherapy Profession: A Mini- Review. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 6(10s(2), 1568–1572.
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Dr. Vaibhav Madhukar Kapre

Professor & HOD of Cardiovas.& Resp. Physiotherapy Dept.,MGM Institute of Physiotherapy, Aurangabad


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