A similarity of symptoms and dysfunction is clinically observed between Long COVID-19 patients and patients with autonomic dysfunctions, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. The content of the proposed bio-psychosocial case management rehabilitation program is based on the muscle fiber type composition, a novel policy aimed at priming Type-1 muscle fibers, the energy-saving function of the ligamentum nuchae, and the influence of viruses on movement patterns. The start of the program addresses how to move safely, utilizing strategies involving neuromuscular efficiency, while later, moving more. If needed, getting stronger is the third step. These three steps are aimed at structural recovery, improving quality of life and social cohesion. Getting back to work and normal lifestyle is always the end goal that is kept in mind, depending on the age of the patient. Patients are re-evaluated using physical functions of some global, regional, and local anatomical areas. The inclusion and exclusion criteria at the intake are based on objectification of physical functions and some questionnaires. The program can be offered to individuals or in a group, either by direct interaction or by video call.

John Sharkey – MSc

John Sharkey is an international educator, author and authority in the areas of clinical anatomy, exercise science, human movement and the manual treatment of chronic pain. He is a graduate of the University of Dundee, University of Liverpool and University of Chester. He completed undergraduate and post-graduate studies in the areas of exercise physiology, clinical anatomy and holds a post-graduate certificate in education. He is currently a senior lecturer within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Life Sciences, University of Chester/NTC, Dublin and is the programme leader of the Biotensegrity focused Thiel soft fix cadaver dissection courses department of anatomy and human identification, Dundee University, Scotland.

John has been delivering human anatomy dissection courses for many years teaching the geometry of anatomy and movement from the unique Biotensegrity-Anatomy for the 21st Century perspective. His presentations are respectful, dynamic, entertaining, educational and insightful.

John promotes his model of “Biotensegrity-anatomy for the 21st century” integrating the pioneering work of his mentor Dr. Stephen Levin MD. John has been teaching European Neuromuscular Therapy using living anatomy and specialising in chronic pain conditions. He is recognised as one of the worlds leading authorities on fascia and Biotensegrity. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (JBMT), International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine and other professional journals.

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