ESSA Research & COVID-19 resources


ESSA has provided some Rapid Reviews containing recommendations for exercise professionals to consider regarding rehabilitation of clients post-COVID-19 infection.


ESSA COVID-19 Rapid Review: Exercising while wearing a mask 
Published November 2020
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This Rapid Review provides considerations for exercise professionals when clients exercise while wearing a mask, choosing a mask and caring for a mask.


ESSA COVID-19 Rapid Review: Exercise rehabilitation for clients following COVID-19 Infection
 
Published October 2020
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This Rapid Review includes initial screening questions to ask the client, key points of the rehabilitation process and considerations for working with post-COVID-19 infected clients in the indoor environment.


ESSA COVID-19 Rapid Review: Exercise rehabilitation for clients following COVID-19 Infection (Addendum 1) 
Published October 2020
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Addendum 1 explains in more detail the special considerations of exercise rehabilitation for post-COVID-19 infected clients based on different populations and severity of infection.

AEP C.A.S.E: Conference: Long COVID
Pulmonary Consequence of COVID-19 Podcast

External resources

Returning to physical activity after COVID-19
Rehabilitation and COVID-19
Return to play following COVID-19 infection- A systemic review of current evidence
RACGP Post-COVID-19-conditions (Dec 2021 release)
RACGP Post-COVID-19-conditions (Dec 2021 release) - ESSA advocacy markup
World Physiotherapy response to COVID-19
A Multidisciplinary NHS COVID-19 Service to Manage Post-COVID-19 Syndrome in the Community (nih.gov)