By David Tuller, DrPH
David Putrino is a neuroscientist and physical therapist at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. He runs a research lab and a rehabilitation center that quickly became a magnet for patients grappling with what has come to be known as long Covid–what the US National Institutes of Health calls post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (PASC). We spoke today about his background and how he began treating long Covid patients, the symptom of post-exertional malaise, the tendency to psychologize medical conditions like long Covid and ME/CFS, etc.
Most people, including me, don’t want to watch hour-long zoom things. I’ve posted a few videos recently and, to make it easier for viewers, have tried to keep them to half an hour or even less–but that’s hard! There’s always a lot more to talk about, and always questions I want to ask but don’t manage to get to. (This one clocks in at 22 seconds over 30 minutes, so it just missed my target cut-off.) I hope to be able to speak with Dr Putrino again.