The post-COVID rehabilitation service is aimed at all patients who have contracted the virus, whether they have previously been admitted as in-patients (and have been discharged for at least 30 days), or have undergone home-based treatment.
At the out-patient clinic, the patient will undergo the following tests:
- medical evaluation
- blood gas tests
- thoracic ultrasound, with particular attention to the condition of the lung and vena cava.
During the visit to the out-patient clinic, the patient's general health is also checked
, paying particular attention to the patient's respiratory capacity and tolerability to the basic exercises indicated.
Based on the results of these evaluations, the doctor indicates a series of respiratory exercises, from basic to more advanced. Based on the level of difficulty, these activities can be carried out independently by the patient at their home, sometimes with the aid of specific equipment provided, where necessary, by the clinic itself, or at functional physiotherapy rehabilitation centres.