Physical therapists across the country are seeing an increase in patients suffering from long-term symptoms after recovering from COVID-19. Our own local Momentum Physical Therapy team continues to work one-on-one with post-COVID recovery patients across the city.
“My first COVID recovery patient spent several days in a medically induced coma on a vent while battling his illness. After transitioning out of the hospital and in-patient rehab, we began what ended up being a nearly 6-month journey together. By the end, the patient was able to work out independently. It was a great success,” says Clinic Director Erin Winfrey.
Some potential long-lasting COVID-19 symptoms include:
- Chronic fatigue
- Decreased lung capacity
- Decreased endurance
- Decreased balance
- Muscle aches and pains
To help our patients overcome these and other lasting impacts of COVID, we evaluate your specific condition and create a personalized treatment plan. You can find comfort in working on your reconditioning with the assistance of our team. For example, we are equipped to monitor oxygen levels and other vital stats for patients in-clinic.
Momentum Physical Therapy can help you:
- Improve endurance/stamina
- Improve balance and mobility
- Return to work, sports, hobbies, and normal activities
- Restore flexibility and strength
- Improve breathing mechanics
“Whether you had a mild COVID case or severe, whether you have one lingering effect or ten, we’re able to customize your recovery plan based on your real-life needs. A phone support specialist who appears fine but struggles to get through a long sentence due to limited lung capacity can benefit as well as someone transitioning out of a stay in the ICU to get back to daily household tasks,” Winfrey adds.