Considerations in Upper Limb Rehabilitation During COVID-19 Crisis



1 1 School of Physical Therapy Western University, Roth McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre, St. Joseph’s Hospital, London, ON Canada 2 Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Orthopedics, Imam Hospital Complex, Joint Reconstruction Research Centre, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


Abstract: COVID-19 has imposed an unusual effect on all aspects of medicine. Many elective measures have been canceled and medical facilities are reserved for this critical situation. Although a comprehensive approach is needed in entire fields of medicine to prevent spreading of corona virus and to protect the life of health care providers and patients, decreasing disabilities in orthopedic patients who are affected by trauma or those were in the process of rehabilitation, demands to apply some home-based or contact less policies. We assessed the available potentials that could be implemented easily for continuing the rehabilitation process of upper limb conditions because of significant role of this part of treatment, there.