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Physiotherapy management for COVID-19 in the acute hospital setting: clinical practice recommendations


Thomas, P and Baldwin, C and Bissett, B and Boden, I and Gosselink, R and Granger, CL and Hodgson, C and Jones, AY and Kho, ME and Moses, R and Ntoumenopoulos, G and Parry, SM and Patman, S and van der Lee, L, Physiotherapy management for COVID-19 in the acute hospital setting: clinical practice recommendations, Journal of Physiotherapy, 66, (2) pp. 73-82. ISSN 1836-9553 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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2020 Australian Physiotherapy Association. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) license

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jphys.2020.03.011


This document outlines recommendations for physiotherapy management for COVID-19 in the acute hospital setting. It includes: recommendations for physiotherapy workforce planning and preparation; a screening tool for determining requirement for physiotherapy; and recommendations for the selection of physiotherapy treatments and personal protective equipment. It is intended for use by physiotherapists and other relevant stakeholders in the acute care setting caring for adult patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:physical therapy, coronavirus, COVID-19
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Infectious diseases
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Treatment of human diseases and conditions
UTAS Author:Boden, I (Dr Ianthe Boden)
ID Code:149527
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:276
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2022-04-04
Last Modified:2022-05-23
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