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COVID-19 Rehabilitation and Recovery

Helping You Get Your Life Back

As a leader in Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation, we offer treatment for patients recovering from COVID-19 to help them through the physical and emotional challenges that can occur from the virus and get them back to the life they knew. Physical complications after COVID-19 can persist for months or even years, and include impairments in muscle strength, heart and lung capacity, pain, balance, endurance, and walking ability leading to a loss of function and independence.

Our highly-educated clinicians undergo advanced training, which gives them the experience and education to provide you with the highest standard of care. From the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, our team has been proactively researching and preparing for how to best help patients who have recovered from COVID-19. You can be confident that our assessment and recommended treatment plan will help you recuperate and reach your health goals.

Athletico is proud to support the health and wellness of frontline workers during the on-going public health crisis. Co-payments and co-insurance will be waived for first responders or licensed health care professionals who are seeking rehabilitation services related to recovery from COVID-19.
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Tony is a patient in our COVID-19 Recovery & Rehabilitation Program.
Watch as we follow his journey to recovery!


How We Can Help with COVID-19 Rehabilitation

When working with our clinicians, each patient is evaluated so we can create an individualized treatment plan. For COVID-19 rehabilitation, your treatment can include:

  • Exercise Training
    • Strengthening for breathing muscles
    • Upper and lower body strengthening
    • Aerobic exercise and reconditioning
    • Stretching
    • Balance and body awareness
    • Functional activity simulation
  • Education
    • Relaxation / panic control
    • Energy conservation
    • Activity modification
  • Manual Therapy
    • Torso and chest wall mobility
    • Diaphragm stretching / release
  • Breathing control / retraining
  • Body positioning training
  • Screening for psychosocial comorbidities that frequently coincide with fatigue symptoms

Before Starting Physical Therapy

In order for you, a patient recovering from COVID-19 to be treated in our clinics or in their home, you must first have medical clearance and must pass Athletico’s patient screening protocol. You must also pass the CDC guidelines for persons with COVID-19 under isolation or for persons who have not had COVID-19 symptoms but tested positive and are under isolation.

In order for you, a recovering COVID-19 patient to be treated via telehealth, you must first have medical clearance and pass the CDC guidelines for persons with COVID-19 under isolation or for persons who have not had COVID-19 symptoms but tested positive and are under isolation.

If you or someone you know is recovering from COVID-19 and experiencing fatigue and loss of function due to the virus, schedule an appointment to be seen in-clinic, in the home, or virtually through our telehealth platform.

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Fan et al. (2014) Physical Complications in Acute Lung Injury Survivors: A Two-Year Longitudinal Prospective Study. Critical Care Magazine. John Hopkins University 42(4)

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