COVID-19 Physical Therapy Recovery in Northern New Jersey
While many people who are infected with COVID-19 do not experience severe disease, such as, COVID pneumonia, there are individuals who have lingering symptoms for many weeks or even months after they are ‘virus-free.’
So, what exactly is the ‘normal’ timeline for recovery? Well, unfortunately that varies from individual to individual. While one person may have a mild case of COVID, they can have lingering issues for months or even years, such as no taste or smell, but what about the more severe symptoms that impact your ability to breathe, move and function in daily life? Those who have suffered COVID-19, may notice some of these lasting effects limiting your ability to return to life as usual. “This is termed Long Haulers Syndrome”.
It’s estimated that at least 10% of COVID-19 patients experience this syndrome. Patients can experience the effects of COVID disease for months or even years. A more proactive approach to combating these symptoms is to engage in a physical therapy regimen designed to tackle these symptoms.
Symptoms and Treatment for Long COVID
So, what are considered the symptoms of long COVID and their severity? Symptoms and the severity experienced vary greatly from person to person, but can be as follows:
- Muscle Weakness
- Shortness of Breath
- Brain Fog or Trouble Remembering
- Difficulty Concentrating
- Loss of ability to perform endurance exercise or exercise in general
- Elevated heart rate
After critical care treatment or a bout with COVID-19, many times patients need to rebuild their strength and breath. Through physical therapy and chiropractic care, progress can be made to return back to a normal pre-COVID state, helping improve strength and cardiovascular health.
Post-COVID Physical Therapy Treatment
A post-COVID physical therapy program at Advanced Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy is designed for each individual based upon their unique needs. Our physical therapists can recommend and create a treatment program for low-intensity exercises to help improve range of motion, strength, balance and endurance. Depleted lung function is often the most common issue plaguing COVID patients and it can take days, weeks or even months to regain optimal lung function. A physical therapy regimen can help patients ease back into not only the physical activity levels prior to disease, but also help strengthen the lungs through low impact endurance exercises. Not only will this type of treatment help with overall wellness, but it will also help a patient regain their quality of life!
Regain Your Independence with a Post-COVID Physical Therapy Program
Remember, recovery from COVID takes time. While you may come home from the hospital unable to walk up the stairs or even stand to shower, rebuilding your strength is possible with the help of an experienced team of professionals. To learn more about our post-COVID therapy program, contact our office by calling 973-616-4555 and restore your independence today.
Please note these programs are for those medically cleared. Do not attempt to create a post-COVID Physical Therapy program without clearance and guidance from a medical doctor, as some exercises may not be suitable for those with certain cases of long COVID.
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