Patients with persistent COVID-19 syndrome have hope of recovery thanks to new physical exercise
The total number of patients who died from COVID-19 in Ireland has reached 7,016 as of April 25 – Photo: INDEPENDENT
According to the newspaper Independent, experts at St. James of Ireland is study the effects of an exercise program for COVID-19 patients they developed.
According to therapist Kate O’Brien of St. James, recovery from COVID-19 is complicated. Many patients still experience persistent symptoms such as shortness of breath, weakness, joint pain, and chest pain. These symptoms can last for weeks, months, and even years for some people.
The study found that the longest-suffering COVID-19 patient contracted the disease within 505 days before passing away. Symptoms can still be present regardless of the severity of the illness.
Therefore, the Hospital of St. James decided to design a new exercise program, helping patients recover soon.
This program includes two online 50-minute exercise classes per week. The patient exercises continuously for at least 6 weeks.
The patient performs movements that include standing up and sitting down (squat), stepping up and knee flexing (lunge), stretching, and other aerobic and strengthening exercises.
The intensity of the training sessions gradually increased over time, as the patient’s condition gradually improved. Currently St. James has not released details about this exercise program.
The team obtained the results of the first 40 patients six weeks into the rehabilitation program. Accordingly93.5% of these were able to walk 34% longer distances than when they first joined the exercise, increasing from 382.4m to 512.9m. They can also improve mobility in daily living.
The above results were announced at the conference of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) taking place in Portugal from April 23 to April 26.
This is the first COVID-19 recovery program in Ireland based on mobility exercises. The results obtained from this program are considered to be an important step in research into the persistent COVID-19 illnesses that thousands of people in this country are experiencing.
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