Physical therapists, chiropractors and massage therapists are getting pretty creative these days, while the novel coronavirus pandemic limits their ability to provide hands-on care to patients and clients.

Colorado Springs physical therapist Scott Rezac, for example, is treating several COVID-19-positive patients via telehealth, instructing them to put a heavy blanket into their clothes dryer, turn on the “perm press” setting and lean up against it while it bangs away. This helps dislodge debris from the lungs, making it easier for the patient to breathe, he said.

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