The Long COVID Physio podcast is a space for Physiotherapists, support workers and other Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) to share their stories of living with Long COVID. We discuss key and important topics relevant to people living with Long COVID and healthcare professionals. We also disseminate important Long COVID research and advocacy, and invite our clinical, academic and policy allies to join the discussion.
Rachel Goldenberg & Phoene Cave - Breath, Voice & Singing in Long COVID
In this episode of Long COVID Physio podcast we discuss with singer and vocal health specialist Dr Rachel Goldenberg and Music Therapist Phoene Cave, the role of breath, voice and singing for people living with Long COVID. Both Rachel and Phoene have vast experiences in the role of singing for health and well-being in a range of different health conditions. In this podcast they discuss the role, safety and implications of singing for managing the common Long COVID symptoms of breathlessness. Learn from their experiences of what works and what doesn't in a new paradigm of Long COVID healthcare.
Rachel Goldenberg website
The Musical Breath
How Music Helps in Music Therapy and Everyday Life
Long COVID: reshaping conversations about medically unexplained symptoms
Chronic fatigue syndrome and Long COVID: moving beyond the controversy
Physiological demands of singing for lung health compared with treadmill walking
Emma Stokes & Tracy Bury - World Physiotherapy Briefing Paper
On 16th June 2021 World Physiotherapy published their latest briefing paper titled “safe rehabilitation approaches for people living with Long COVID: physical activity and exercise”. In the podcast World Physiotherapy President Dr Emma Stokes and Deputy CEO Tracy Bury, discuss with Darren Brown (lead author of the briefing paper and co-founder of Long COVID Physio) the events leading up to this briefing paper, global dissemination, impact, sustainable messaging, World PT Day, and global rehabilitation leadership.
World Physiotherapy Briefing Paper
World Physiotherapy Day - Long COVID Toolkit
Jasmine & Jenny - "Return to Work with Long COVID"
Jasmine Yule and Jenny Ceolta-Smith are both Occupational Therapists and in this podcast they discuss return to work, different types of "work" such as the work a person with a long term illness does in managing their health, strategies employed in return to work, and many useful resources. Visit Long COVID Physio website for more links, and here for the AHP fit note.
Jenna - "Mount Sinai Long COVID Rehab"
Jenna Tosto, PT, DPT, is a clinical and academic Physiotherapist in the Abilities Research Center at Mount Sinai, New York, United States. Jenna has been working within the Long COVID rehabilitation service at Mount Sinai and in this podcast shares experiences of developing, implementing, delivering and evaluating this novel approach to rehabilitation.
- Stasis Breathwork
Elaine - "Dietician Living with Long COVID"
Elaine Anderson is a registered Dietician from Ireland, living in the UK. In this podcast, Elaine shares her story of living with Long COVID including symptoms of fatigue and dysautonomia, and how diet and nutrition played a role in her experiences.
Keeley - "Battle of football and pacing"
Keeley Butler is a UK Physiotherapist living with Long COVID. In this podcast Keeley shares experiences from acute COVID-19 to Long COVID, the impact this has had on personal and professional life, and the battle between wanting to play football and needing to pace activities. Keeley describes how pacing and rest has helped manage symptoms of fatigue, brain fog, and post-exertional malaise, but football helps support physical and mental health. Finding the balance has not been easy, and at times really challenging.
Great podcast for those with long covid or healthcare professionals to raise awareness
As a respiratory consultant with long covid I’ve just discovered this and listened to the mount sinai physio rehab. It is affirming that the symptoms I am experiencing with PEM after physical or mental exertion is commonplace.
Their very slow symptom lead rehab sounds something I need to try- wind it back and try and get stability rather than boom and bust!
I just hope some colleagues and friends will have a listen to understand how hard and frustrating this illness is.
Great & Informative Podcast
One of the only podcasts currently on this new subject & great selection of different cases & experiences thank you 🙏🏼
Dietitian long hauler
Excellent podcast for AHPs living with long covid and treating patients with long covid. Every episode resonates and contains lightbulb moments. Also worth a listen to learn how to recover from an acute covid infection and possibly avoid becoming a long hauler. Keep up the outstanding work Darren.