Covid-19 Recovery & Rehab

Covid-19 Recovery & Rehab

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Recovery & Rehabilitation after Infection

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Recovery & Rehabilitation after Infection

Since the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people have been infected by this novel coronavirus.  Various aspects of the virus still remain enshrouded in mystery, and there are extreme variations in how the virus is impacting the health and lives of people.  Many are experiencing drastic bouts of illness, the need for intensive hospital care, and a devastating number of deaths.  On the other hand, a large percentage of the infected — roughly 25% to 40% — remain asymptomatic.  These undetected asymptomatic individuals serve as carriers of disease, becoming critical vectors in the transmission of COVID-19, thereby infecting others who may be susceptible to severe illness.  While everyone is potentially at risk for complications resulting from COVID-19, older adults are the most vulnerable population.

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A massive meta-analytic study reviewing 24,410 cases of COVID-19 conducted by a consortium of university researchers verifies the list of the major symptoms presented by the World Health Organization (WHO).  Some of the most common symptoms of COVID-19 found in this study include:

  • fever (78%)
  • cough (57%)
  • fatigue (31%)
  • loss of ability to smell (25%)
  • shortness of breath (23%)
  • rigors/chills (18%)
  • muscle aches (17%)
  • wheezing (17%)

Other common symptoms, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), include:

  • nausea
  • sore throat
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • congestion
  • runny nose
  • chest pain
  • joint pain

As the pandemic rages on, many infected individuals surviving COVID-19 face extreme debility post-infection, including:

  • residual damage to the respirtatory system
  • continued shortness of breath
  • pneumonia and secondary lung infections
  • residual damage to the nervous system
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • headaches/migraines
  • cognitive complications
  • residual damage from blood clots
  • organ failure due to blood clots
  • fatigue, exhaustion, and generalized weakness
  • post-infection stroke
  • post-infection heart attack/myocardial infarction
  • exacerbation of pre-infection chronic diseases

The VTP COVID-19 Recovery & Rehab Program is designed to ensure that you maximally recover from your COVID-19 post-infection symptoms and mitigate the chance of triggering debilitating events.

VTP's Covid-19 Therapy Program for Your Journey to Recovery

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Your Breathing

Breathing techniques will help you strengthen muscles involved in respiration.

Your Activities

Functional goals will restore your ability to perform activities of daily living.

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Your Strength & Flexibility

Resistance training and stretching techniques will help you regain your musculoskeletal strength and flexibility.

Your Energy Balance

Techniques to conserve energy will enable you to minimize stress on your heart and lungs.

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Your Endurance

A highly-specific, personalized exercise regime will help you restore your endurance and get you back on your feet.