Recovering From COVID; Physical Therapy Can Help

Recovering From COVID; Physical Therapy Can Help

Most people who have had COVID-19 or other viral infections recover within a few weeks; however, some continue to feel the effects for months or become ‘long-haulers’ whose symptoms become long-lasting.

Physical therapy can help the recovery process by getting patients to move more, build stamina, restore function to the muscles, all of which reduce the likelihood of mental health conditions that may occur as a result of limited mobility.  Physical therapists continually evaluate the outcomes of patient treatments, adjusting their plan to meet each patient’s unique needs. As part of the patients’ healthcare team, they may help uncover elusive and sometimes more complicated issues

“The team put together a post-Covid treatment plan that has helped me in many ways including returning to my career as a nurse.”

– Anonymous FTG Patient

One such elusive diagnosis is Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, or POTS. Up to 3 million people in the U.S. are affected by POTS, and it is becoming a common complication experienced by many patients recovering from COVID. This condition is significantly under-diagnosed because it has a wide variety of symptoms that may come and go. Primarily POTS affects blood flow, causing a racing heart rate when transitioning from sitting to a standing position.

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Working with Fremont Therapy Group and Rocky Mountain Sports & PT are a multitude of board-certified and specialty-trained experts in geriatrics, pain management, sports therapy and more. Backed by decades of clinical expertise, these therapists offer a variety of treatments for the body’s muscular and skeletal systems and they treat a wide range of neurological and orthopedic conditions.

Every patient’s rehab journey is unique and so is their treatment plan. We focus on helping patients get back to their normal, pre-illness function and hopefully avoid the spiraling effects of becoming further deconditioned and depressed. Research is still limited, but early evidence shows that getting rehabilitative care sooner can help to better manage the aftereffects of the disease.

– Jeff Alcorn, PT, DPT

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