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The emergence in China of 2019 of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus2 (SARS-CoV-2) previously provisionally names 2019-nCoV disease (COVID19) caused major global outbreak and is a major public health problem. On 30 January 2020, the WHO declared COVID19 to be the sixth international public health emergency. This present pandemic has engrossed the globe with a high rate of mortality. As a front line practitioner, physiotherapists are expected to be getting in direct contact with patients infected with the virus. That’s why it is necessary for understanding the many aspects of their role in the identification, contains, reduces and treats the symptoms of this disease. The main presentation is the involvement of respiratory system with symptoms like fever, cough, sore throat, sneezing and characteristics of pneumonia leads to ARDS(Acute respiratory distress syndrome) also land up in multiorgan dysfunction syndrome. This text describes and suggests physiotherapy management of acute COVID-19 patients. It also includes recommendations and guidelines for physiotherapy planning and management. It also covers the guidelines regarding personal care and equipment used for treatment which can be used in the treatment of acute adult patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.

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Physiotherapy COVID-19 Severe acute respiratory syndrome Novel corona virus Acute respiratory distress syndrome

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Poonam Thakre, Waqar M. Naqvi, Trupti Deshmukh, Nikhil Ingole, & Sourabh Deshmukh. (2020). Crucial role of physiotherapy in treating COVID-19 patients. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(SPL1), 967-971. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11iSPL1.3300