How Physical Therapy Can Help You Recover From COVID-19
COVID-19 has shaken up the world as we know it. Everywhere we look, we see news and information regarding the virus, and the effects those who suffer from it must endure in recovery.
Here at Heart of Texas Physical Therapy in Waco, Texas, we offer methods of treatment for patients recovering from COVID-19. As more research is done, it’s being discovered that there are several negative lasting effects from the virus, many of which are causing physical and emotional challenges that can continue for unprecedented amounts of time.
The side effects and impairments a person might experience after having COVID-19 can persist for months, and recovery may not be an easy road to go down alone. To learn more about what our clinic is doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as well as treat patients suffering from painful side effects of Long COVID and Post-COVID Syndrome, contact our physical therapy office in Waco, Texas today.
Side Effects of COVID-19
The side effects of COVID-19 have been found to lead to a loss of function in many different areas of the body. A few commonly experienced ones are as follows:
- Weakened muscle strength
- Decreased heart and lung capacity
- Bodily aches and pains
- Balance and gait issues
- Difficulty breathing (leading to neck pain, rib pain, back pain)
- Decreased stamina
- Impaired walking abilities
- Impaired ability to stand upright
Although this list is long and a bit intimidating, physical therapy treatment at Heart of Texas Physical Therapy can help.
Physical Therapy Treatment For COVID-19
Although many people do not experience severe side effects of the virus and therefore may not need intense rehabilitation, there are plenty who find themselves feeling extremely weak and incapable of maintaining their normal routine during recovery.
Physical therapy at HOT PT can help patients during recovery from COVID-19 through the following types of training and exercise programs:
- Balance and gait training
- Upper and lower body strengthening exercises
- Breathing exercises to increase lung function and capacity
- Aerobic exercise and reconditioning for improved pulmonary health
- Endurance training
- Manual therapy
- Screening for other conditions that could be caused as a result of COVID-19
Your physical therapist will be able to do a full assessment of your condition, ask you health-related questions regarding your experience with COVID-19 and pinpoint the sources of your pain. From there, he or she will devise a special treatment plan with the ultimate goal of getting your health back to normal and optimizing your levels of function.
Contact Heart of Texas Today!
COVID-19 has indeed wreaked havoc in the world, however, your health matters. Here at Heart of Texas PT our physical therapists strive to restore every one of our patient’s normal function and mobility during recovery from COVID-19. Our ultimate goal is to see our patients healthy, strong, and pain-free. Contact our office today to learn more about our recovery programs and physical therapy services.