July 22, 2021

Filoktitis: Continue Recovering from COVID-19 with an Outpatient Rehabilitation Program

● Recovery from COVID-19 can be a gradual process. Upon discharge from the hospital, you may feel fatigue, weakness and shortness of breath, among other symptoms, as you continue to recover at home.
These symptoms may make it more difficult to return to your normal activities of daily living and you may have many questions about your illness as you transition back home.
● A team consisting of a rehabilitation physician as well as a physical, occupational or speech therapist can help you regain your strength and address your individual medical needs during your stages of recovery.

What symptoms do we address?

Some of the common symptoms following COVID recovery that we address include

  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Chest pain
  • Joint pain
  • Headache
  • Functional impairment
  • Weakness and balance problems
  • Deconditioning
  • Dysphagia

We know that patients recovering from COVID-19 may also experience emotional and psychological symptoms including depression and anxiety. Our health professionals who can support you throughout your rehabilitation.

A Structured Rehabilitation Program Focused On:

Breathing Exercises
– To strengthen the muscles of your chest as you recover from your lung infection. This will include guidance on using your incentive spirometer device which helps to open the airspaces in your lungs.

Muscle Strengthening Exercises
– To address generalized muscle weakness and muscle loss that can occur after a lengthy hospital stay.

Activities of Daily Living
– Our therapists will tailor exercises to help you safely complete your daily activities as you return to your home.

Swallowing Exercises and/or Dietary Modifications
– If you required treatment with a ventilator during your hospitalization you may be having some difficulty with swallowing certain kinds of food.

Program Specifics:

After discharge from the hospital, a rehabilitation physician will evaluate you in order to have a customized program which may include physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, psychological support, nutrition counseling and neuropsychological sessions.