Orthopaedic Division: Treating Long COVID - A Physiotherapy Perspective


Event Type: Division Webinar

Website: https://cpa.embodiaacademy.com/webinars/372-treating-long-covid-a-physiotherapy-perspective-sponsored-by-the-orthopaedic-division

Start Date: February 18, 2021, 8:00 pm EST

End Date: February 18, 2021, 9:00 pm EST

Location: PD Marketplace

Host: Orthopaedic Division

Title: Treating Long COVID - A Physiotherapy Perspective

Instructor: Jessica DeMars

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST

Location: PD Marketplace

Registration Fee: Orthopaedic Division Members - FREE; CPA Members - $10; Non-Members - $20


There is growing evidence of a significant population of individuals affected by symptoms of COVID-19 infection for greater than four (4) weeks. These individuals may seek physiotherapy care and it is important to be aware of how to manage rehab for these individuals.


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Jessica DeMars graduated from the University of Alberta in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy (with distinction). She continued her education with numerous post-graduate courses in manual therapy, myofascial release, and acupuncture. Since 2006, she has investigated the role of breathing dysfunction in health through various courses and certifications. This has evolved into a unique practice of addressing breathlessness in a variety of populations,  primarily in the context of respiratory disease. In 2015, she was awarded a grant through the Clinical Research Innovation Fund and investigated the link between dysfunctional breathing and asthma in children. With the onset of a respiratory pandemic in SARS-CoV2, she has transitioned to the treatment of Long COVID.