Pain Speak

Longcovid - What is the role of the occupational therapist?

May 09, 2021 Deepak Ravindran and Tarryn Ashworth Season 2 Episode 5
Pain Speak
Longcovid - What is the role of the occupational therapist?
Show Notes

It has been a hugely gratifying  and humbling experience to get the chance to set up the Longcovid Service for Berkshire and work with a great team from primary and community care. We have learnt a lot and are continuing to learn as we help our patients suffering from Longcovid and offer them support, a listening ear, appropriate testing and treatments where available in a  trauma informed manner.

In this episode, I speak to my fellow colleague Tarryn Ashworth, a specialist occupational physiotherapist. Tarryn has been working with COVID patients admitted in hospital from the first wave onwards. Normally working in an inpatient manner, this has been a new role in bringing her expertise to the outpatient management of Longcovid patients.  When I set up the Longcovid service, Tarryn has been invaluable in providing assessment and support for those patients struggling with fatigue and working alongside Harriet to set up personalised plans for our patients.

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The Pain Speak podcast is presented by Dr Deepak Ravindran, a full time NHS Consultant specialising in Pain, Anaesthesia, MSK and Lifestyle Medicine. Dr Ravindran is also the author of the book, 'The Pain Free Mindset' and is the Lead for the Longcovid service and the Pain medicine Service at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

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