While most people with COVID-19 experience mild to moderate symptoms that resolve within two to six weeks, a subset of exposed individuals have developed long-term and lingering symptoms for months following initial recovery.
Little is known about the clinical course of prolonged COVID-19 but there are many cases of individuals who do not achieve full recovery following COVID-19 diagnoses (WHO, 2020). The growing recognition of this particular subset of individuals with Chronic COVID Syndrome (or “long haulers”) is important because it ensures that all individuals are receiving continued support and care so that they may reach maximal recovery.
The latest research and clinical data suggest that COVID-19 long haulers experience persistent physical, mental health, and cognitive symptoms that affect a myriad of bodily systems such as mental health, as well as the neurological, musculoskeletal, and respiratory systems.
At Complex Injury Rehab, we pride ourselves on delivering innovative and evidence-based services to meet your individual needs. If you have recovered from the acute phase of COVID-19 but still experience persistent symptoms, our multidisciplinary team is trained to provide holistic rehabilitation in order to help you regain the ability to move better, think faster, and feel stronger.
Typical Course of Treatment
It is important to note that every individual is different, and your treatment plan may look different in order to fit your needs and symptoms.
- A clinical interview and objective measures will be conducted to assess your current level of physical, psychosocial, and cognitive functioning.
- This may include using the latest technology in the field such as the NeuroCatch for measuring brain function and/or the BrainFx functional cognitive assessment to determine the functional implications of your cognitive symptoms.
- A multidisciplinary rehabilitation program will be developed based on the collected data to address your unique combination of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial needs.
- This will include in-person care, virtual care, and home exercise programs for both your body and mind.
- Our team can also provide assessment and treatment services via a secure telerehab platform.
If you are interested in learning more about this service, please contact Complex Injury Rehab to speak to our team or to schedule an appointment with an occupational therapist in order to determine the best course of treatment.