Physiotherapy management for COVID-19 in the acute hospital setting: clinical practice recommendations

Peter Thomas, Claire Baldwin, Bernie Bissett, Ianthe Boden, Rik Gosselink, Catherine L. Granger, Carol Hodgson, Alice YM Jones, Michelle E Kho, Rachel Moses, George Ntoumenopoulos, Selina M Parry, Shane Patman, Lisa van der Lee

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This document outlines recommendations for physiotherapy management for COVID-19 in the acute hospital setting. It includes: recommendations for physiotherapy workforce planning and preparation; a screening tool for determining requirement for physiotherapy; and recommendations for the selection of physiotherapy treatments and personal protective equipment. It is intended for use by physiotherapists and other relevant stakeholders in the acute care setting caring for adult patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-82
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Physiotherapy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020

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© 2020 Australian Physiotherapy Association. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article underthe CC BY-NC-ND license (


  • Physical therapy
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Acute hospital setting

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