The need for exercise sciences and an integrated response to COVID-19: A position statement from the international HL-PIVOT network

Faghy, Mark A. and Arena, Ross and Stoner, Lee and Haraf, Rebecca H. and Josephson, Richard and Hills, Andrew P. and Dixit, Snehil and Popovic, Dejana and Smith, Andy and Myers, Jonathan and Bacon, Simon L. and Niebauer, Josef and Dourado, Victor Z. and Babu, Abraham S. and Maden-Wilkinson, Thomas M. and Copeland, Robert J. and Gough, Lewis A. and Bond, Sam and Stuart, Kaz and Bewick, Thomas and Ashton, Ruth E.M. (2021) The need for exercise sciences and an integrated response to COVID-19: A position statement from the international HL-PIVOT network. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, 67. pp. 2-10. ISSN 0033-0620

The Need for Exercise Sciences and an Integrated Response to COVID-19.pdf - Accepted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

Download (339kB)


COVID-19 is one of the biggest health crises that the world has seen. Whilst measures to abate transmission and infection are ongoing, there continues to be growing numbers of patients requiring chronic support, which is already putting a strain on health care systems around the world and which may do so for years to come. A legacy of COVID-19 will be a long-term requirement to support patients with dedicated rehabilitation and support services. With many clinical settings characterized by a lack of funding and resources, the need to provide these additional services could overwhelm clinical capacity. This position statement from the Healthy Living for Pandemic Event Protection (HL-PIVOT) Network provides a collaborative blueprint focused on leading research and developing clinical guidelines, bringing together professionals with expertise in clinical services and the exercise sciences to develop the evidence base needed to improve outcomes for patients infected by COVID-19.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number:
1 February 2021Accepted
4 February 2021Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19, Rehabilitation, Integrated roles, Sports medicine, Exercise sciences
Subjects: CAH03 - biological and sport sciences > CAH03-02 - sport and exercise sciences > CAH03-02-01 - sport and exercise sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Life and Sport Sciences (C-LASS)
Depositing User: Lewis Gough
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2022 14:02
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2022 16:19

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


In this section...