As the focus slowly shifts away from the initial spread of COVID-19, a new discussion has arisen around the best treatment for the after effects presenting as Long COVID. At Enhanced Living, we offer a holistic approach with our long covid physio rehab plan.
But before diving into it, you should know:
WHAT IS LONG COVID?
The World Health Organization defines Long COVID as “where symptoms of COVID-19 remain, or develop, long after the initial infection – usually after 4 weeks.” The common symptoms that present are extreme fatigue (tiredness) shortness of breath, heart palpitations, chest pain or tightness.
Awareness of long COVID is still limited and most people who contract COVID don’t expect to have lingering symptoms. This lack of awareness often results in uncertainty around returning to exercise.
“Who can help me best manage my recovery from Long Covid?”
“Should I exercise if I have Long Covid…?”.
These are all questions that you have possibly asked yourself.
A return to physical activity post-COVID is of the utmost importance to make sure that you get back to the activities that you love and enjoy.
At Enhanced Living, we have an experienced team of Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists that can assist with return to exercise after COVID.
There can be a high level of anxiety around a return to exercise after COVID and our therapists will help step you through the journey. Ensuring that symptoms are monitored and you remain within a safe intensity. Some of the treatment techniques we could use may include:
- Graded exercise program
- Soft tissue and joint manipulation, with a further mobilisation to manage pain.
- Airway clearance techniques and breathing exercises to ensure you the best possible outcomes!
While Covid’s long-term effects and their duration still remain unclear – and will need further investigation – we have proven record that our long covid physio rehab treatment has been helping our patients in their pathway to normality.
If you have been struggling with Covid’s long-term effects, don’t wait and book your appointment now!