Early mobilization and physical exercise in patients with COVID-19: A narrative literature review
Currently, little is known about early mobilization and exercise in individuals with COVID-19.
To describe the indication and safety of early mobilization and exercises in mild to severe COVID-19 patients and to investigate the use of telerehabilitation to deliver exercise programs to these patients.
This narrative literature review was conducted performing a comprehensive search of databases.
32 articles met the established criteria and the main findings were summarized and described, including indication, contraindication and recommendation for early rehabilitation and exercises prescription.
The literature suggests that early mobilization and physical exercise are beneficial for individuals with COVID-19. However, much of what has been published is based on expert opinion due to a lack of randomized trials, which are needed
Referência:Veronica Lourenço Wittmer, Flavia Marini Paro, Halina Duarte, Verena Kise Capellini, Marcela Cangussu Barbalho-Moulim. Early mobilization and physical exercise in patients with COVID-19: A narrative literature review, Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, Volume 43, 2021, 101364, ISSN 1744-3881, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101364.