What exactly is Post-COVID Rehabilitation?
Getting COVID-19 is scary enough but continuing to have symptoms after COVID-19 can make you wonder if you will ever fully recover. Rehabilitation after COVID-19 is needed for individuals experiencing longer-term disabling illness at any stage of COVID-19 infection.
Rehabilitation refers to a collection of interventions, designed specifically to reduce impairment and restore normal functioning in the patient. When a patient recovers from a new coronavirus infection but still has lingering symptoms, rehabilitation can be an important technique for minimizing the impact of COVID-19 on the individual’s body functioning and health. It is also vital to highlight that physiotherapy plays a significant role in all stages of rehabilitation to promote early release, assist the patient, and develop his physical and psychological capacities.
Who need it?
Rehabilitation is needed for patients recovering from COVID-19, particularly those with severe cases and symptoms.
People who are recuperating from a serious illness or who have been on COVID for a long time may require rehabilitation to deal with the aftereffects of COVID-19.
What Role Does Physiotherapy Play in Post-COVID Rehabilitation?
- Improve exercise tolerance in post-acute Covid infection with a clinically significant quantity.
- Reduce the number of readmissions to the hospital.
- Improvements in health-related quality of life – Help you return to your full physical ability and return to work and everyday activities by controlling tiredness and muscular discomfort.
- Improved respiratory muscle function and relief of dyspnea/breathing difficulties
- Improve upper and lower limb skeletal muscle function.