What about rehabilitation medicine after COVID-19

Authors: Rodica Ungur1,2, Calina Ciubotariu2, Mihai Emil Russu2, Ileana Monica Borda1,2, Laszlo Irsay1,2, Viorela Ciortea1,2, Ioan Onac1,2



1 “Iuliu Hațieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2 Clinical Rehabilitation Hospital Cluj-Napoca, Romania



The SARS-CoV-2 virus has taken the medical world by surprise in 2020 by determining the COVID-19 pandemic. This disease affects the respiratory tract in most cases, although cardiac and digestive tract involvement are not uncommon, thus making COVID-19 a disease of the whole body.

Facing this threat, the doctors’ attention shifted towards prevention and the reorganization of the whole medical system to combat this threat and also towards finding the most appropriate medical treatment. To date, the disease has reached its peak in some countries and medical rehabilitation can show its valuable role in reintegrating those affected or those that are healing back into society.

Among those that can benefit from rehabilitation programs are those that were quarantined or in self-isolation and also healthcare professionals that deal with COVID-19 and are predisposed to the burnout syndrome.

The types of rehabilitation that capture our attention are those that deal with respiratory, mental health and neuromotor recovery. Also, balneotherapy programs can have a healthful effect in the current context. Nevertheless, maintaining close relations with loved ones through technology, special positioning exercises and physical therapy for those admitted in wards are also rehabilitation techniques that are being studied in the present context.

To sum up, medical rehabilitation is the key for regaining a normal life after being diagnosed with COVID-19 and



Key words: COVID-19 disease, post-pandemic, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, mental health rehabilitation.


What about rehabilitation medicine after COVID-19