JOSPT Insights - Episode 39: Stop, rest, pace - the road ahead for long COVID
Posted: June 10, 2021

JOSPT (Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy) Insights on Spotify:

Episode description: More than 10 million people across the world are living with the long-term consequences of COVID-19. But the crushing fatigue experienced by so many with long COVID—the postexertion malaise—is not new. People have lived with postviral illness and postexertion malaise, and they've faced stigma and harm for decades. Sabrina Poirier and Dr Simon Décary are working tirelessly to ensure the mistakes and harms inflicted on so many people living with postviral illness are not repeated for people living with long COVID.

For more, please read the recent JOSPT editorial:

Sabrina Poirier and Dr. Simon Décary are members of our research network and the ICanCME Training Development & Medical Education Working Group and welcome your feedback.

Link to Article:

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