Mobilisation in the ICU. The effects of critical illness, and the therapies instituted, can have effects that persist long after ICU discharge. These effects include profound and prolonged neuromuscular dysfunction
Physiotherapists are part of the multidisciplinary ICU team. The traditional focus of treatment has been the respiratory management of both intubated and spontaneously breathing patients. Evidence of the longstanding physical impairment suffered by survivors of intensive care has resulted in physiotherapists re-evaluating treatment priorities to include exercise rehabilitation as a part of standard clinical practice
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