Local 12: Advice for exercising post-COVID-19

UC sports medicine specialist offers caution for individuals recovering from COVID-19

Michael Donaworth, assistant professor of orthopaedics in the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a UC Health physician, spoke with Local 12 news about ways to safely begin exercising after recovering from COVID-19. Donaworth, who specializes in sports medicine, says the advice doctors give with COVID-19 is different from what you might hear after recovering from the common flu or cold. Often physicians want to see their patients return to physical activity.  But after COVID-19 some patients still might experience conditions such as blood clots of myocarditis so there is extra caution. A slow return to sports and athletics is the most likely pathway, explains Donaworth.

Listen to Donaworth’s full interview with Local 12.

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