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RMJ. 2021; 46(2): 485-487


The role of the physiotherapist in a pandemic situation: a covid-19 ‎outbreak perspective

Muhammad Kashif, Abdulaziz Aoudh Albalwi, Ahmad Abdullah Alharbi, Farzana Fahad, Irum Ali, Humaira Iram.

Abstract
The current Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak has been classified as a global health catastrophe. The number of confirmed cases continue to increase.1 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a new coronavirus that appeared in 2019 and causes COVID-19.2 COVID-19 is a beta coronavirus that consists of a single-stranded ribonucleic acid (RNA) structure.3 Classic clinical features of COVID-19, including acute respiratory infection (ARI), cough, fever, or a measured temperature ≥ 38 ° C, onset within the last ~ 10 days and requiring hospitalization and may require hospitalization.4,5 Unfortunately, COVID-19 is not currently under control and the pandemic has become one of the top concerns of our lives affecting the entire globe as well as Pakistan.6
Healthcare professionals in this critical situation provide front-line services to COVID-19 patients and hospitalized patients, and are at risk of exposure to infection. Risks include the exposure to pathogens, long working hours, emotional stress, fatigue and occupational stress.7 Rehabilitation specialists are identified to care for COVID-19 patients, through tele rehabilitation and physiotherapy out patients services during pandemic.7,8 This particular communication provides insight into the physiotherapist's role in physiotherapy management of patients during COVID-19.

Key words: COVID-19, physiotherapist, pandemic.


 
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Kashif M, Albalwi AA, Alharbi AA, Fahad F, Ali I, Iram H. The role of the physiotherapist in a pandemic situation: a covid-19 ‎outbreak perspective. RMJ. 2021; 46(2): 485-487.


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Kashif M, Albalwi AA, Alharbi AA, Fahad F, Ali I, Iram H. The role of the physiotherapist in a pandemic situation: a covid-19 ‎outbreak perspective. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=126814 [Access: June 12, 2021].


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Kashif M, Albalwi AA, Alharbi AA, Fahad F, Ali I, Iram H. The role of the physiotherapist in a pandemic situation: a covid-19 ‎outbreak perspective. RMJ. 2021; 46(2): 485-487.



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Kashif M, Albalwi AA, Alharbi AA, Fahad F, Ali I, Iram H. The role of the physiotherapist in a pandemic situation: a covid-19 ‎outbreak perspective. RMJ. (2021), [cited June 12, 2021]; 46(2): 485-487.



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Kashif, M., Albalwi, . A. A., Alharbi, . A. A., Fahad, . F., Ali, . I. & Iram, . H. (2021) The role of the physiotherapist in a pandemic situation: a covid-19 ‎outbreak perspective. RMJ, 46 (2), 485-487.



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Kashif, Muhammad, Abdulaziz Aoudh Albalwi, Ahmad Abdullah Alharbi, Farzana Fahad, Irum Ali, and Humaira Iram. 2021. The role of the physiotherapist in a pandemic situation: a covid-19 ‎outbreak perspective. Rawal Medical Journal, 46 (2), 485-487.



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Kashif, Muhammad, Abdulaziz Aoudh Albalwi, Ahmad Abdullah Alharbi, Farzana Fahad, Irum Ali, and Humaira Iram. "The role of the physiotherapist in a pandemic situation: a covid-19 ‎outbreak perspective." Rawal Medical Journal 46 (2021), 485-487.



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Kashif, Muhammad, Abdulaziz Aoudh Albalwi, Ahmad Abdullah Alharbi, Farzana Fahad, Irum Ali, and Humaira Iram. "The role of the physiotherapist in a pandemic situation: a covid-19 ‎outbreak perspective." Rawal Medical Journal 46.2 (2021), 485-487. Print.



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Kashif, M., Albalwi, . A. A., Alharbi, . A. A., Fahad, . F., Ali, . I. & Iram, . H. (2021) The role of the physiotherapist in a pandemic situation: a covid-19 ‎outbreak perspective. Rawal Medical Journal, 46 (2), 485-487.








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