Post-Covid Rehabilitation


Post-Covid Rehabilitation

Saturday 26 September 2020 – Welfair Plenary
12.45 – 13.30

At the outbreak of the recent pandemic caused by the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, Coronavirus disease 2019 was first identified as a severe acute respiratory infection characterized mainly by a picture of interstitial pneumonia. Today the disabling consequences at the level of multiple districts are better known: cardio-vascular system, central and peripheral nervous system and musculoskeletal system, gastro-intestinal system, kidney, liver.
If to these considerations we add, in addition to the known post-intensive syndrome (PICS), caused by the prolonged stay in the Intensive Care Unit and characterized by prolonged muscle atrophy and neuro myopathy, also the aggravation caused by the pre-morbid conditions of the affected subject , the rehabilitation burden required in these patients is even more understood.
In this regard, it is important to underline that rehabilitation should not be considered as a mere management of organic dysfunctions of the different systems, but rather as a global taking over of the “person” by a multidisciplinary and interprofessional team coordinated by the Physiatrist Specialist.

Coordinator: Prof. Valter Santilli

Ore 12.45 – 13.00

Valter Santilli

Ore 13.00 – 13.10

Pietro Fiore

Ore 13.10 – 13.20

Carlo Damiani

Ore 13.20 – 13.30

Andrea Bernetti


Prof. Valter Santilli
Full Professor in Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine at the Sapienza University of Rome

Prof. Pietro Fiore
UOC Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – Unipolar Spinal Unit – Azienda OU “Consorziale Policlinico” Bari

Dott. Carlo Damiani
Head of the U.O. Neuromotor Rehabilitation San Raffaele Portuense

Dott. Andrea Bernetti
Researcher at Sapienza University of Rome