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In this piece of article I will be talking about various exercises you can do to battle this deadly virus and come out as a winner. Post covid physiotherapy exercises have been divided into 2 broad categories.READ MORE
Coronavirus Disease (COVID -19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered strain of coronavirus. The virus that causes Covid-19 attacks the lungs and the respiratory system. The severity of COVID-19 symptoms can range from very mild to severe. Some people may have only a few symptoms, and some people may have no symptoms at all. Some people may experience worsened symptoms, such as shortness of breath and pneumonia, about a week after symptoms start. People who are older have a higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19, and the risk increases with age. People who have pre-existing medical conditions like diabetes, hypertension, or any other medical conditions that compromises immunity may have a higher risk of serious illness.
In this piece of article I will be talking about various exercises you can do to battle this deadly virus and come out as a winner. Post covid physiotherapy exercises have been divided into 2 broad categories.
This technique of breathing helps you to use diaphragm effectively which is the most important muscle of breathing. Follow the below mentioned steps to perform diaphragmatic breathing.
Pursed lip breathing is an important exercise for anyone who is suffering from respiratory distress, It gets more oxygen into your lungs than regular breathing can. It also keeps your airways open longer by reducing the number of breaths you take per minute. Follow the below mentioned steps to perform diaphragmatic breathing.
This technique helps you to make use of your accessory muscles of breathing, it works really well when there is severe weakness of the diaphragm and other muscles of respiration. To perform this exercise
When we talk about exercise after covid, Prone breathing technique is by far the best exercise. Proning position is now being actively recommended to COVID+ patients under home isolation and fluctuating SPo2 levels to boost their oxygen levels. It is also considered to be a medically approved self-therapy to boost their Spo2 levels. To perform this technique,
Strengthening exercise after covid is a must for all age groups. It helps to bring back the normal function of the musculoskeletal system by improving joint mobility, muscle flexibility and strength. Return to strength exercise post covid should be slow and done at your own comfort level.
Bridging mainly focuses on strengthening your gluteus Maximus muscle which stabilises your hips and spine. To perform this exercise,
This exercise mainly works on the side of your hips. To perform this exercise,
This exercise helps in maintaining the functionality of the knee joint and strengthening of the quadriceps muscles. To perform this exercise,
Cobra Press-Up is a great exercise that incorporates mobility work for your lower back, stretching your abdominals and hip flexors and also adds in strengthening work for the arms and shoulders. To perform this exercise,
All the post covid physiotherapy exercises mentioned here can be safely practiced at home and it should help you to overall improve your respiratory function, reduce stress and anxiety and make you stronger. Return to exercise after covid should be gradual as per your tolerance and carried out multiple times in a day and equal importance should be given to post covid diet. I strongly recommend that you consult your doctor or physiotherapist in case you have difficulty in breathing or show any other cardiac or respiratory symptoms during any of the above mentioned exercises.
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