Post-COVID-19 (Long COVID-19) Therapy

Most people who have Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) recover completely within a few weeks. But some people — even those who had mild versions of the disease — continue to experience symptoms after their initial recovery. These people sometimes describe themselves as "long haulers" and the condition has been called "post-COVID-19 syndrome" or "long COVID-19."

Older people and people with many serious medical conditions are the most likely to experience lingering COVID-19 symptoms, but even young, otherwise healthy people can feel unwell for weeks to months after infection.

 

The most common signs and symptoms that linger over time include:

  • Fatigue

  • Shortness of breath

  • Cough

  • Joint pain

  • Chest pain

Other long-term signs and symptoms may include:

  • Muscle pain or headache

  • Fast or pounding heartbeat

  • Loss of smell or taste

  • Memory, concentration or sleep problems

  • Rash or hair loss

Our occupational therapists are mental health professionals who use a whole-person approach to treat people experiencing ongoing symptoms related to COVID-19.  We work with our clients to identify challenges in their activities of daily living and help establish achievable goals to optimize ability and  inclusion.  We conduct cognitive assessments, mental health assessments and collaboratively create treatment plans using trauma-informed care to deal with the emotional impact of lingering COVID-19 symptoms. Reach out to us for more information and find out if our therapy is right for you!

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Initial Assessment

We use a whole-person approach and standardized  screening tools to measure mental health status, cognitive functioning, fatigue and pain management related to post-COVID-19 Syndrome. Our occupational therapists are experienced and skilled in creating therapeutic plans based on our client's established goals in the areas of self-care, productivity and leisure. The optional Report can be shared with your medical team to help inform rehabilitation programming and assist in return to work or school planning.

Therapy

Using a variety of evidenced-based therapeutic interventions, we help clients better manage mental health, cognitive and physical symptoms.  We collaborate with our clients to coordinate school or workplace accommodations to ensure successful return to meaningful activities. We help Identify goals,  address adjustment and acceptance though trauma-informed care,  increasing hope, and activating clients to apply strategies that improve function and well-being.

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