Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

What is Covid-19?    

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can cause illnesses such as, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), common cold & Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). This disease is called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. 

Cases of COVID-19 have been firstly reported in China, and moved to number of countries including USA, Italy, Iran. WHO declared it as a global pandemic in March 2020.


Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 may appear two to 14 days after exposure and can include:

  • Coughs
  • High fever
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing
  • Tiredness
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Aches

People who are older in age or have existing chronic medical conditions, such as heart or lung disease or diabetes, may be at higher risk of serious illness.


Humans first get a coronavirus from contact with animals. Then, it can spread from human to human. Health officials do not know what animal caused COVID-19.

It’s unclear exactly how contagious the new coronavirus is. It can be spread through contact with certain bodily fluids such as respiratory droplets released when someone with the virus coughs or sneezes.

It might also be spread if a person touches an infected surface with the virus on it and then touches his or her mouth, nose or eyes.


  • Organ failure in several organs
  • Pneumonia in both lungs
  • Death


  • Avoid close contact (atleast about 6 feet) with anyone who has symptoms.
  • Avoid sharing dishes, bedding and other household items if you’re sick.
  • Avoid eating raw or undercooked meat or animal organs.
  • Avoid mass gatherings.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Stay home if you’re sick, unless you’re going to get medical care. Avoid taking public transportation if you’re sick.
  • Keep distance between yourself and others especially if you have a higher risk of serious illness.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth if your hands aren’t clean.
  • Wash your hands very often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces you often touch on a daily basis.

If you have a chronic medical condition and may have a higher risk of serious illness, check with your doctor about other ways to protect yourself.

SOS PHYSIO Rehab- Our Commitment to Patient Safety

  • We are following prevention guidance to protect our staff and patients at our clinics. In particular, we are focused on maintaining a clean, hygienic and safe environment.
  • We follow CDC guidelines, continually consult with medical authorities and peer organizations around the country, and adopt recommended protocols as appropriate.
  • We are following proper processes for cleanliness, sanitation and sterilization in our clinic.

SOS PHYSIO’s Rehab team is ready and prepared to utilize our telehealth platform as a solution to address the needs of our patients during this time when visits for some of you may not be an option, due to the restrictions surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

We are providing telehealth services where we are able to use any video platform to conveniently, easily & securely ensure patients continue to progress. They can stay connected through:

  • Text — secure message exchange is a convenient, easy way to follow up or ask a question.
  • Videos — Home Exercise Plan (HEP) videos enable therapists to demonstrate updated prescribed exercises for continuation of care.
  • Video Conference — virtual face time with patients allows therapists to document important metrics, such as range of motion.

With this shared commitment, we are confident we can continue delivering the same high level of care you’ve come to expect from us.

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