Type of Article:  Case Report

Volume 9; Issue 8 (December 2021)

Page No.: 4079-4086

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2021.200

COVID and Post COVID Physical Therapy of a 63-year-old male with affection of Balance

Krishna Sukhadev Rathod *, Lakshmiprabha Deviprasad, Bhagyashree R Hajare, Shreya M Chury, Saraswati K. Iyer.

P.T. School and Centre, Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital, Maharashtra, India.

Corresponding Author: Krishna Sukhadev Rathod, P.T. School and Centre, Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital, Maharashtra, India. E-Mail: krishsr1993@gmail.com


Background: The global outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) disease 2019 (COVID-19) has a harsh effect throughout the world. A wide range of neuromuscular symptoms including myalgia, anosmia, loss of taste and muscle weakness have been seen post COVID-19 infection. Some of these symptoms may impair balance and activities of daily living. Balance is defined as ability of an individual to maintain the line of gravity within the base of support.

Objective: This case report study shows how physiotherapy management was helpful for a 63-year-old male during COVID and post-COVID rehabilitation to enhance his functional recovery. It also describes balance training strategies which were used in addition to regular pulmonary physiotherapy in a patient affected with COVID-19.

The case study: This study reports a four month long physiotherapy protocol of a 63-year-old male patient admitted to a hospital due to COVID-19 in whom imbalance was also observed. Physiotherapy management was started for the same. The protocol included in-patient as well as out-patient exercises. Pulmonary physiotherapy along with neuro physiotherapy, in the form of balance training, were included. The patient showed good improvement in balance and regained his functional independence and hence discharged from physiotherapy treatment.

Conclusion: Thus, Covid and post- COVID-19 physiotherapy rehabilitation is essential to elicit positive adaptive changes to improve the functional capacity, independence in the daily activities and QOL.

Key words COVID-19, Static Balance, Dynamic Balance, Fatigue, Neuromuscular Disorders.


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Cite this article: Krishna Sukhadev Rathod, Lakshmiprabha Deviprasad, Bhagyashree R Hajare, Shreya M Chury, Saraswati K. Iyer.  COVID and Post COVID Physical Therapy of a 63-year-old male with affection of Balance: A Case Report. Int J Physiother Res 2021;9(6):4079-4086. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2021.200