Episode 65: Long COVID
For many people, COVID-19 isn’t just about the acute illness. Once the acute symptoms have settled they are left with ongoing fatigue and a range of other symptoms. To understand long COVID and what can be done to help manage symptoms, we speak with Nathan Butler (exercise physiologist) of Active Health Clinic.
Dr Moira Junge (Health Psychologist) and Dr David Cunnington (Sleep Physician) host the monthly podcast, Sleep Talk – Talking all things sleep.
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Audio Timeline / Chapters:
- 00:00 – 21:10 Theme – Long COVID
- 21:10 – 21:48 Clinical Tip
- 21:48 – 26:18 Pick of the Month
- 26:18 – 27:36 What’s Coming Up?
- Sleep deprivation
Links mentioned in the podcast:
- Active Health Clinic
- Sleep Health Foundation – fact sheets
- SleepHub post on long COVID
- Permanent daylight saving time – US Senate vote
- Daylight saving time – podcast
- We know CBT-I works, now what?
- Digital CBT-I – systematic review and network meta-analysis
- CBT-I: time to make it accessible – editorial
Nathan Butler is an accredited exercise physiologist with over 15 years experience working as the coordinator of specialist inpatient and outpatient programs at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne and at the Royal Free Hospital in London in the areas of CFS as well as cardiac, respiratory and orthopaedic rehabilitation. Whilst in the UK Nathan was involved in the PACE study which investigated treatment modalities for CFS and the study was recently published in the Lancet. In 2008 Nathan established Active Health Clinic with his values of long term self management through knowledge, compassion and trust leading to Active Health Clinic being a leader in it’s field.
Dr Moira Junge is a health psychologist working in the sleep field, who has considerable experience working with people with sleeping difficulties in a multidisciplinary practice using a team-based approach. Moira is actively involved with the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) and a board member of the Sleep Health Foundation. She has presented numerous workshops for psychologists and is involved with Monash University with teaching and supervision commitments. She is one of the founders and clinic directors at Yarraville Health Group which was established in 1998.
Connect with Moira on Twitter – @MoiraJunge
Dr David Cunnington is a sleep physician and director of Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre, and co-founder and contributor to SleepHub. David trained in sleep medicine both in Australia and in the United States, at Harvard Medical School, and is an International Sleep Medicine Specialist, Diplomate Behavioral Sleep Medicine and Registered Polysomnographic Technologist. David’s clinical practice covers all areas of sleep medicine and he is actively involved in training health professionals in sleep.
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