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 Co-Founder of Longcovid.Physio . - a global peer support and advocacy group for Physiotherapists (Physical Therapists) and support workers living with Long COVID.
He is a clinical and academic Physiotherapist specialising in the field of HIV, disability and rehabilitation and leads the HIV rehabilitation service at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Darren contracted COVID-19 in March 2020 and continues to live with Long COVID. An advocate for Long COVID research, he has become a familiar person enabling meaningful engagement of people living with Long COVID in all responses to COVID-19. Darren has an impressive day job at London already and he has helped amass an incredible set of resources for patients and healthcare professionals through this website.
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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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