During this unprecedented time, many of those in our communities have been impacted by the positive diagnosis of COVID-19. One of the more common complications from the virus is difficulty breathing as well as rebuilding muscle for those that have been put on a ventilator. While the listed exercises have been proven beneficial for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as therapists, we believe they are also wonderful recommendations for those currently in quarantine or recovering from a positive diagnosis.
When practiced regularly, breathing exercises can help you reduce stress it takes on your body to perform daily activities and can also potentially aid in your return to exercising and feeling overall more energetic. Read Healthline’s article for more on how to properly complete the below exercises:
- pursed lip breathing
- coordinated breathing
- deep breathing
- huff cough
- diaphragmatic breathing
For more information on the services Therapy Center has available or how to be referred to therapy, we encourage you to contact a clinic nearest you.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or if you are among the front lines in healthcare and trying to find a way to manage your stress, read our blog for tips!