Long COVID: neuromotor outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 infection
published in May - June 2021 - in Il Fisioterapista - issue n.3
Martina Arrigo, Fabrizio Gervasoni, Vincenzo Ricci, Arnaldo Andreoli

This article presents a case report of a patient suffering from what can be described as Long Covid syndrome. It discusses the case of a 59-year-old patient who was admitted to the intensive care unit because of a worsening respiratory status due to a positive reaction to the Coronavirus. The patient had to undergo invasive ventilation by means of orotracheal intubation and, about a week after his discharge from the specialist rehabilitation ward where he had been admitted in the post-acute phase, he was referred to the outpatient clinic for the evaluation of patients with post-COVID syndrome. The team of the outpatient clinic has prepared a Minimal evaluation assessment toolkit for the assessment of neuromotor and muscular disorders in this type of patient (post-COVID syndrome with motor and functional sequelae). The toolkit has proved to be useful in accurately identifying all functional and motor deficits in these patients, who are characterised by a great heterogeneity of clinical manifestations and functional deficits.