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CASE REPORT

Virtual Chest Physiotherapy for COVID-19 Patients: A Case Report

Senthil Shanmugam, Charumathi Thayalan, Velkumar Vasudevan

Keywords : COVID-19, Home quarantine, Virtual chest physiotherapy

Citation Information : Shanmugam S, Thayalan C, Vasudevan V. Virtual Chest Physiotherapy for COVID-19 Patients: A Case Report. 2021; 4 (1):16-17.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10082-03102

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-03-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim and objective: This case report addressed the idea about the effect of virtual chest physiotherapy in improving the respiratory complications of COVID-19 patients. A 50-year-old female was diagnosed as COVID-19 positive at a tertiary care hospital, Pondicherry, with no specific complaints and quarantined in home, and as a preventive measure, we treated with a diaphragmatic deep breathing exercise, pursed-lip breathing, chest mobility exercise, and incentive spirometry virtually through video call for a duration of 2 weeks consisting of two sessions per day. Case reviewed after 2 weeks confirmed COVID-19 negative, and we made an assessment on chest expansion and respiratory rate. The patient showed a normal respiratory rate of 21 breaths per minute and chest expansion of 2.5 cm. Virtual chest physiotherapy was found to be an effective mode of treatment for COVID-19 patients under home quarantine.


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