COVID-19 Rehab Physiotherapy In Solihull & Birmingham
For some, recovering from COVID-19 can take much longer than others and many are suffering from the long term effects that this virus can cause for weeks or months afterwards. You may have heard this referred to as ‘long-COVID’.
According to a study conducted by King’s College London, around 10% of the 3.9 million people contributing to the COVID Symptom Study app have effects lasting longer than four weeks.
We are now offering a COVID rehab for those suffering the after-effects of having the virus.
How Do I Know If I’m Suffering From ‘Long-COVID’?
Long-COVID can present with clusters of symptoms that are often overlapping and/or fluctuating. There are 55 different long-term effects that have been identified, but common symptoms of long-COVID include:
- shortness of breath
- chest pains or tightness
- ‘brain fog’ or problems with memory and concentration
- heart palpitations
- pins and needles
- joint pain
- joint pain
- depression and anxiety
For people recovering from COVID-19, this can be extremely distressing and many health professionals are seeing patients suffering from these symptoms after having the virus. If you know or suspect that you have had the virus and are still feeling unwell, you may well be experiencing long-COVID.
How We Can Support You
We are helping patients recovering from the virus by offering a rehabilitation programme, where we can support people in returning to good health.
As this is a new service, we will begin by assessing each patient’s individual symptoms and identify any weaknesses within the body. We will work to strengthen these weaknesses and create an individual treatment plan.
Some of the symptoms associated with recovery post COVID are heart (palpitations) and respiratory-related which we will also work with you to manage.
Will Exercise Make Me Feel Worse?
Experience has shown that exercising little and often is important for recovery. Therefore we will create a detailed individual exercise plan for each patient. We understand that everyone’s recovery is unique to them and so we will tailor our treatment for you with this in mind.