This session will cover emerging evidence regarding the experience and prevalence of chronic symptoms of COVID-19 infection, sometimes termed “long-COVID”, and the implications for physiotherapists.
How does long-COVID differ from the management of complications related to acute COVID-19 infection?
What are the common chronic symptoms of COVID-19 infection and what are their respective prevalence rates?
What does the emerging evidence indicate regarding physiotherapy interventions for the management of chronic COVID symptoms such as fatigue and dyspnea?
What can be learned from the clinical experiences of those who are working with this patient population?
Mark Hall PT, PhD, is the Associate Chair and Director of the MScPT Program and an Associate Teaching Professor at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. He was born and educated in South Africa. and has worked clinically in a number of practice areas in South Africa, United Kingdom and Canada. Mark began working at the University of Alberta as the ACCE in 2007 and received his PhD in Rehabilitation Science from University of Alberta in 2013.
Jessica DeMars, PT graduated from the University of Alberta in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy (with distinction) and is the owner of Breathe Well Physio. In 2010, she traveled to New Zealand to become certified in the BradCliff Method® of breathing retraining. The Canadian Instructor for the New Zealand-based BradCliff Method®, Jessica has also traveled across Canada presenting and lecturing on the impacts of dysfunctional breathing on health. Clinically, her interests lie in working with individuals with chronic disease and complex needs.