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FROM THE DAILY SCAN: GETTING PATIENTS MOVING AFTER COVID-19

For the more than one hundred physiotherapists and rehab assistants embedded at each of Providence Health Care’s sites, the global pandemic has completely transformed how they help get patients, residents and clients back on the move. That includes those who are most critically ill with COVID-19.

Physiotherapy is, by its nature, a hands-on job – supporting, positioning, stretching, retraining and strengthening the body. Moving and strengthening the body is vital during the recovery process, whether rehabilitating from an illness or an injury.

Ellen Woo and Andrea Neufeld are physiotherapists who work in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at St. Paul’s Hospital. Despite patients in the ICU often being ventilated or sedated, physiotherapists are involved right from the beginning of a patient’s admission to hospital.

Read the full story on The Daily Scan.

May is National Physiotherapy Month! Thank you for helping Canada recover.

This page last updated May 28, 2020 5:34pm PDT