Originally, Covid-19 was thought to be a virus only affecting the respiratory system. As the months go by, we are now learning that the virus often affects other areas of the body. This results in some people, particularly those who have suffered from very severe illness, reporting many more symptoms as they recover, these include:
- Extreme tiredness
- Muscle weakness
- Difficulty concentrating
- Painful hands and feet
- Neurological symptoms
How can physiotherapy help recovery after getting coronavirus?
Most people recover from the virus with no lasting symptoms. However physiotherapy management can make an important contribution to, people experiencing some of the symptoms described above. Physiotherapy helps people to achieve the best recovery possible post coronavirus infection.
As specialist Physiotherapists we have extensive knowledge and skills for supporting people with neurological and life limiting conditions. We understand what is needed to maximise a person’s ability for functional independence, to return to an improved quality of life.
An individualised assessment and treatment plan will identify areas to focus on, such as muscle strengthening, optimising respiratory capacity, and efficiency of movement. Helping a person to realise their ability and potential whilst respecting the debilitating fatigue along the way.