Covid 19, Physiotherapy Rehabilitation after being in intensive care unit (ICU) for Coronavirus infection in London. Muscles strengthening & balance rehabilitation with our physiotherapist specialised in mobilisation and re enforcement following an infection with Covid 19 (coronavirus) or a stay in the ICU. Home visit Rehabilitation, online video consultation and practice treatment covered by Axa BUPA
Covid 19 (coronavirus): Physio rehabilitation: What can be done?
There are about 4 different type of patient affected by the Covid 19:
- Patient showing only very light symptoms.
- Moderate form of infection with back pain & backache, dry nose congestion and loss of smell and taste.
- Pulmonary infection with strong flu like symptoms and apparition of pneumonia (Pneumonia being the most common sur-infection in covid 19 which lead to a shortness of breath due to fluid in the lungs.
- Patient with Strong infection and underlying risk factor: Very often these patients have to stay in ICU to be under respirator for many days to avoid any respiratory distress, due to lung damage. A stay in ICU always leads to a loss of muscle mass, strength, hand dexterity with often a few days of cognitive impairment.
This is the last two types of patients who can benefit grandly from physiotherapy rehabilitation and chest physiotherapy for an optimal recovery.
Strengthening your arms, legs and back muscles, working on your balance and walk and working on your dexterity with hand therapy are the key point of a good and long-lasting recovery.
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 physio treatment can be done after a covid 19 infection?
Physio rehabilitation of the moderate type of patients can be done on video, home visit in London or at our physio practice.
Physio rehabilitation for patients after ICU usually needs to be done at home until they are able to be more independent to come to the practice or do a video session with the help of a family member.
Post Covid 19 physiotherapy rehabilitation with our physiotherapist in London specialising in the treatment of patients after ICU
Physiotherapy rehabilitation after a long stay at the hospital will give you the best chance for a maximum recovery. Our MSK & respiratory physios will tailor a strong recovery protocol and exercises to improve your mobility and autonomy.
Our physiotherapist has many years of experience in helping patients recover from a stay in intensive care unit and will rehabilitate you or your loved one with the latest and most efficient techniques available.
With your motivation and the combination of our physio’s knowledge, you will be back on your feet and ready to resume your normal daily activities.
Coronavirus (Covid 19) home visit rehabilitation in London, online Covid 19 video consultation and physio treatment post coronavirus in our physio practice in Moorgate, Clapham, Belgravia Westminster covered by AXA, Bupa, Cigna
We can carry your physio treatment & rehabilitation at home in London, in virtual consultation or once you are mobile, you can visit us in our practice at:
- 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 physio treatment and rehabilitation after intensive care
How can a stay in ICU following Covid 19 (coronavirus) affect my muscle and balance?
Loss of muscle mass and muscle atrophy is the first issue that a patient faces when they are not moving for too long. It is the first reaction observed in patients hospitalised in Intensive Care Unit, affecting their future mobility. It also has an impact on the cardiac muscles, the respiratory and the circulatory system.
As soon as possible, physiotherapy should start while the patient is still in ICU. They will then finish their rehabilitation after they have been discharged from ICU.
It is important to start an individual physiotherapy mobilisation program for each patient as soon as they can. The appropriate choice of technique requires a specific physiotherapy assessment, which includes patient’s medical history, evaluation of the patient’d muscles strength, their balance & walk, cardiac and respiratory system.
Once the assessment done, you can start your rehabilitation with our physio.
Exercises to do after a stay in ICU for Covid 19
Physiotherapy mobilisation techniques will be adapted with the capacities and fatigue of the patient and his level of cooperation.
There are many techniques that can be used, such as:
- Joint passive Mobilisation and exercises.
- Joint active Mobilisation and exercises.
- Learning safe Transfers from the bed to the chair…
- Muscle strengthening (full body exercises and toning, legs, arms, back)
- Gait re-education.
- Balance rehabilitation in order to walk in a safe way and go back to sport when possible
- Passive, active, assisted and resistance exercises.
- Motivation exercises
If you have good motivation and follow our expert physio’s advice, you will be able to resume your normal and daily activity in a safe and long lasting way.