Treating Long Covid: A Physiotherapy Perspective sponsored by the Orthopaedic Division
Date: Thursday February 18th, 2021
Time: 8:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Speaker: Jessica DeMars
There is growing evidence of a significant population of individuals affecting by symptoms of Covid19 infection for greater than 4 weeks. These individuals may seek physiotherapy care and it is important to be aware of how to manage rehab for these individuals.
1) Review current literature on Long Covid
2) Identify symptoms and characteristics of Long Covid
3) Review current understandings of Post Viral Fatigue and post exertional malaise
4) Review respiratory dysfunction in Long Covid
5) Identify treatable traits and how to manage them in a physiotherapy setting
Free for Orthopaedic Division Members, $10 for CPA members & $20 for non Orthopaedic Division Members
Jessica DeMars graduated from the University of Alberta in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy (with distinction). She continued her education with numerous post-graduate courses in manual therapy, myofascial release, and acupuncture. Since 2006, she has investigated the role of breathing dysfunction in health through various courses and certifications. This has evolved into a unique practice of addressing breathlessness in a variety of populations, primarily in the context of respiratory disease. In 2015 she was awarded a grant through the Clinical Research Innovation Fund and investigated the link between dysfunctional breathing and asthma in children. With the onset of a respiratory pandemic in SARS-CoV2, she has transitioned to the treatment of Long Covid.
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