Experience report on the recovery of a person infected with covid-19 with admission to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): physical education and return to activities of daily living / Relatório de experiência sobre a recuperação de uma pessoa infectada pela covid-19 com admissão na Unidade de Terapia Intensiva (UTI): educação física e retorno às atividades da vida diária

Leonardo Perovano-Camargo, Hudson Renato de Paula Oliveira, Walk Loureiro, Rodrigo Freire de Almeida, Carlos Nazareno Ferreira Borges


Faced with the challenge to global health experience with the respiratory disease called Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) - discovered in December 2019 and declared a pandemic in March 2020 -, the recovery process of a hospitalized person with severe symptomsof COVID-19 is reported, who had physical limitations, and returned to activities of daily living after the immediate rehabilitation process. The text organization is in the form of an experience report. The investigated subject had the covid-19 infection confirmed by a nasal swab exam collected on February 25, 2021. The onset of symptoms reported was four days earlier, presenting dyspnea, dry cough, headache, and fever after being hospitalized after laboratory, imaging, and clinical examinations. After medical discharge (held on March 19, 2021), he was released with the recommendation of respiratory physiotherapy activities. After four weeks of intervention with a physical education professional in resistance activities, stretching, and aerobic exercises, the individual was able to perform the activities of daily living that he did before the infection. His only current complaint is related to intense activities, in which he still feels uncomfortable, requiring longitudinal monitoring for the security of his full recovery.


Pandemic, Virus; PE; Physical rehabilitation.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.34119/bjhrv4n3-159


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