Common symptoms of COVID 19 patients may experience include fatigue, shortness of breath. Breathing is a fascinating mechanism that is essential for life.
Due to COVID 19, many patients have been experiencing effects on their minds and bodies. As physical therapists, it is our role to guide patients through their recovery with a focus on strengthening their muscles for breathing. Common symptoms of COVID 19 patients may experience include fatigue, shortness of breath. Breathing is a fascinating mechanism that is essential for life.
Breathing In: The diaphragm contracts and pulls down, the intercostal muscles contract and expand the rib cage. Your pelvic floor and abdominal muscles then lengthen and expand to make room for your organs to allow air into the lungs
Breathing out: The diaphragm relaxes and goes up, intercostal muscles relax and rib cage collapses which allows air exits the lungs
Benefits of Breathing Exercises
- Strengthen respiratory, core, and pelvic floor muscles
- Decrease stress and promote relaxation
- Lower heart rate and blood pressure
- Slows breathing rate which helps energy expenditure
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