Coronavirus (COVID-19) Content Creation Project


This project aims to develop content in the COVID 19 category and also the Respiratory and Mental Health Sections of Physiopedia as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We intend to populate the site with practical, credible and thought-provoking information on all aspects of management of individuals with a diagnosis of COVID-19. The project was launched on 11th March when the World Health Organisation declared the virus a Pandemic. The first part of the project focused on creating content for the Coronavirus Free Online Course which was launched on 15th March 2020.

Project Lead

Kim Jackson

Phase One

Pages Created for Course Coronavirus Disease Programme. The pages below were created/reviewed for the first part of the course and are being constantly updated as new information emerges.

Phase Two - Life After Coronavirus

This is being developed by the Physiopedia Team as part of the Topic of the Month for April. There is currently a lot of discussion on the aftermath of COVID 19, although it is not completely past us there are a lot of people recovering with continued needs. As many of the current topics focus on rehabilitation and mental health not only of patients but health workers too we decided to review the following categories


When creating and reviewing pages remember the key points are:

  • Adding/reviewing images – check the copyright status
  • Adding/reviewing videos - remember to reference your videos and also check that video links are still active
  • Including Good Quality References - using the Vancouver Style of Referencing
  • Formatting the page so that all our pages have a similar, recognisable style
  • Ensure that the text is original and not copied directly from other sources
  • Where possible link to other Physiopedia pages
  • Ensure that it includes an informative section on Physiotherapy Interventions – supported by evidence
  • Add to relevant Categories
  • A list of open online resources that we can link to

Pages to Create

Please let us know if you think we should include anything else in this list!

  1. COVID-19: Shorter Term Health Considerations (Laura Ritchie)
  2. COVID-19: Medium-to-Longer Term Health Considerations (Laura Ritchie)
  3. ICU Acquired Weakness (Tolulope ADENIJI)
  4. Post-acute mental health conditions and evaluation (both patients and HCPs) e.g. depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief/bereavement
  5. Telehealth - how assessments can take place via web conferencing for MSK/non-COVID patients (i.e. how do you objectively measure someone you can only see on camera and who doesn't have your equipment?) Currently on hold - pages being developed by Physioplus Team
  6. Post COVID-19: Outpatient Assessment (Selena Horner)
  7. Hypercapnia (Abbeygail Wright)
  8. Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (Donald John Auson)
  9. The Lung Flute - An Acoustic Device for Airway Clearance (Arnold D'Souza)
  10. Pursed Lip Breathing (Anas Mohamed M)
  11. Positive Pressure Ventilation Using a Bag Valve Mask (Arnold D'Souza)
  12. Early Mobilisation the ICU (Ashmita Iora Davania Patrao)
  13. Tracheostomy Weaning (Natalie Patterson)
  14. Lung Recruitment Maneuver (Manisha Shrestha)
  15. Post-Operative Pulmonary Complication (Ronald Yip)
  16. Glossopharyngeal Breathing (Anas Mohammed)
  17. Physiotherapy and Pilates to Improve Pulmonary Function (Eugenie Lamprecht)
  18. Clinical Triaging Considerations for Telehealth (Ashmita Patrao)
  19. COVID-19 and Nutrition (Wanda Van Niekerk)
  20. Long COVID (Darren Brown)

Pages to Review

  • Lung training / breathing practice
  • Chronic Respiratory Conditions
  • Mental health - approaches, effect on chronic conditions, psychological aspects of health etc
  • Outcome Measures/Assessment tools that could be used for post-COVID patients (e.g. 6MWT, hand grip, balance, proprio, Quality of Life)

Please feel free to browse through the categories above but below are a few suggestions on pages that could be reviewed and updated.


These are some resources that you might find useful: