Covid 19, Chest Physiotherapy Rehabilitation after being infected by coronavirus or a stay intensive care unit (ICU) for Coronavirus infection in London. Respiratory rehabilitation, chest physiotherapy with our physiotherapist specialised in respiratory physiotherapy. Home visit Rehabilitation in London, online video consultation and practice treatment covered by Axa, BUPA, Cigna, WPA
Why Covid 19 (coronavirus) respiratory rehabilitation is important?
There are about 4 different ways to be affected by Covid 19:
- Patients infected but without symptoms
- Patients with a moderate form of infection, they usually feel only a loss of taste, muscle pain & backache with dry nose congestion.
- Patients Pulmonary infection with strong flu like symptoms with in most case, apparition of pneumonia as sur-infection that leads to water in the lung and shortness of breath.
- Patient Strong infection with underlying factor (obesity, hypertension..), this is the kind of patients who need extra care in Intensive care unit ICU as they are under respirator for many days to avoid respiratory distress due to lung damage.
For the last two types of patients, chest physiotherapy rehabilitation and respiratory exercises and training are crucial for the best recovery. Strengthening your diaphragm, removing any mucus from your lungs, strengthening your respiratory accessories muscles and pulmonary capacity, will be the must-do of your rehabilitation with our specialised respiratory physiotherapist.
If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.
If you cannot find an appointment that suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.
How pulmonary physio & respiratory treatment can be done after a covid 19 infection?
Chest physiotherapy rehabilitation of the moderate type of patient can be done on video, home visit or practice appointment.
Pulmonary rehabilitation for patients after Intensive Care Unit, usually needs to be done at home until they are able to be more independent to come to the practice. Online video consultation with the help of a family member can also be organised.
Respiratory Physiotherapist post Covid 19 physiotherapy treatment and rehabilitation in London
With a strong background and experience in chest physiotherapy and pulmonary rehabilitation, our respiratory physio will be able to tailor the best recovery protocol and exercises.
Respiratory issue and French chest rehabilitation is one of our specialities. We use chest physiotherapy, a technique developed in France 20 years ago, along with diaphragm and chest exercises to give you back the best pulmonary capacity that will allow you to resume your usual lifestyle.
Our physio has many years of expertise and post-diploma training in respiratory physiotherapy and will guide you to an optimal lung recovery.
Covid 19 (coronavirus), home visit pulmonary treatment in London, online Covid 19 video respiratory consultations and physio treatment post coronavirus in our physio practice in Moorgate, Clapham, Belgravia Westminster covered by AXA, Bupa, Cigna
You can carry your physio treatment & rehabilitation at home in London and enjoy our home visit services, you can also use our virtual respiratory consultation or you can visit us at our practice in:
- Light Centre Belgravia near Victoria station,
- Light Centre Moorgate, London Wall near Moorgate station, in the heart of the City of London,
- Make me feel Pharmacie in Clapham, near Clapham south station and battersea.
Our physiotherapy and osteopathy treatments are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa registered & recognised (BUPA Global and BUPA UK), Axa registered & recognised (AXA International, AXA ppp), Cigna registered & recognised and WPA registered & recognised
For appointment with our Covid 19 physiotherapist specialist in London call : 0207 125 0262 – 07824 553765
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Post covid 19 Lungs treatment and respiratory physio rehabilitation
How does the Covid 19 affect your lungs:
When the Covid 19- virus enters the body through the airways, the virus (SARS-CoV-2) binds to a specific receptor on lung cells called the ACE2 receptor (angiotensin-converting enzyme 2). The presence of ACE2 throughout the body marks the tissues vulnerable to infection. Once inside, the virus hijacks the cell’s machinery, making countless copies of itself and invading new cells. If the immune system does not counteract SARS-CoV-2 during this initial phase, the virus travels down the trachea to attack the lungs, where it can become fatal. The thinnest and most distant branches of the respiratory tree of the lung end in small air sacs called alveoli, which are lined by a single layer of cells that are also rich in ACE2 receptors. Normally, oxygen crosses the alveoli into the capillaries (small blood vessels next to the air sacs), where oxygen is transported to the rest of the body. But as the immune system struggles with the invader, oxygen transfer is affected. Frontline white blood cells release inflammatory molecules called chemokines, which in turn summon more immune cells that attack and kill virus-infected cells, leaving a stew of fluid and dead, pus cells behind. This is the underlying pathology of pneumonia, with its corresponding symptoms: cough; fever; and rapid, shallow breathing. Some patients with COVID-19 recover, but others deteriorate, developing a condition called acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Blood oxygen levels drop, and they struggle more and more to breathe, requiring the use of ventilators.
How do we treat pneumonia and chest infection due to Covid19 (coronavirus) ?
Rehabilitation of your pulmonary lung capacity:
- We first need to check if your lungs are free from mucus and fluid. This will be determined by an auscultation of your lungs. If there is still fluid or mucus, we will use our French chest physiotherapy technique to remove and make you cough all the mucus that could still be in your lungs.
- We will then reinforce you diaphragm with specific breathing exercises and resistance.
- We will increase your lung capacity by training your breathing accessory muscles and use stretching exercise to make your rib cage more flexible to bring more oxygen in.
- We will teach you the good breathing patterns along with abdominal breathing
- And finally, we will work on your breathing resistance to finalise your lung rehabilitation and allow you to go back to your usual sports or daily activities
With regular breathing exercises and chest physiotherapy the success of your recovery is assured.