Thieves' MarketSpanish Experience of Pulmonary Rehabilitation Efficacy for Patients Affected by the Novel SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) A Case ReportBallesteros Reviriego, Gonzalo MSc, PT; Planas Pascual, Bernat MSc, PT; Rojo Ruiz, Alberto MSc, PT; Sánchez Romero, Eleuterio A. PhD; Corbelini, Camilo PhD; Villafañe, Jorge Hugo PhDAuthor Information Hospital Universitario Vall d'hebron, Barcelona, Spain (Messrs Ballesteros Reviriego, Planas Pascual, and Rojo Ruiz); Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain (Dr Sánchez Romero); Casa di cura “Villa Serena,” Piossasco, Italy (Dr Corbelini); Department of Physiotherapy, LUNEX International University of Health, Exercise and Sports, Luxembourg (Dr Corbelini); and IRCCS Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi, Milan, Italy (Dr Villafañe). Correspondence: Jorge Hugo Villafañe, PhD, IRCCS Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi, Piazzale Morandi, 6. Milan 20148, Italy ([email protected]). The authors report no conflicts of interest. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation: October/December 2020 - Volume 36 - Issue 4 - p 212-214 doi: 10.1097/TGR.0000000000000283 Buy Metrics Abstract At present, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is raging around the world. In Spain, the percentage of intensive care unit (ICU) patients is very high, as well as the mortality rate. This article discusses a 38-year-old woman admitted to the ICU for acute respiratory failure secondary to SARS-CoV-2 infection. Early physiotherapy improved lung secretion removal, respiratory mechanics outcomes, gas exchange, and muscle strength without adverse effects. Regarding the lack of information about physiotherapy effects in this context, these data are essential to demonstrate the feasibility of early physiotherapy in such patients who are young as well as older. © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.