by Apple Therapy

Long-haulers is the term given for people who continue to have COVID symptoms for weeks or months after having the virus. Some of these symptoms include joint or muscle pain, headaches, body aches, poor endurance, and fatigue or weakness.

Physical Therapy can help the long-haulers with some of the effects of COVID. Therapists can provide exercises to address strength, range of motion, and endurance deficits. The exercises can be performed both in the PT office and at home. Therapy will start with simple exercise and then be progressed as the patient can tolerate. It is important to be aware of the patient’s exertion level and respiration. Exercising should be done at a slow pace and with rest periods to allow for recovery.