A special type of physical therapy is helping some patients with the novel coronavirus breathe more easily. The type of physical therapy, called manual therapy, is a bit different from the typical physical therapy and has helped some COVID-19 patients, according to Fox News.
“Physical therapists can work to improve the efficient function of respiration through soft tissue release of restricted rib cage and thoracic musculature,” Valerie Harris who practices manual physical therapy, says. “Joint mobilizations of the individual ribs and thoracic spine can be implemented to return the natural glide and motion needed for a full inhalation/exhalation.”
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