Athletico Physical Therapy now offers a new specialized service line to rehabilitate patients recovering from COVID-19, it announces.

“As COVID-19 emerged and began spreading across the US, Athletico Physical Therapy witnessed the toll it was having on patients who contracted the virus. In keeping with one of our core values of continuous innovation, we understood our role in helping people recover from the illness. This includes those who are suffering from the physical and emotional side-effects of the virus and/or hospitalization, including deconditioning, pain, and weakness,” Travis Egli, PT, DPT, COMT, FAAOMPT – Vice President of Clinical Excellence, says in a media release.

“We are proud of our team to rally behind such a cause and provide this COVID-19 Recovery & Rehabilitation program to our communities in need,” he adds.

Athletico’s COVID-19 Recovery and Rehabilitation program is designed to treat the physical and emotional challenges brought on from the virus. 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.

Once patients pass Athletico’s screening protocol as well as the CDC guidelines, they are offered individualized treatment plans. These treatment plans may include exercise training, manual therapy, body positioning and education focusing on mindfulness, relaxation, energy conservation and activity modification.

Patients recovering from COVID-19 that are experiencing fatigue and loss of function due to the virus are encouraged to schedule an appointment online. Treatment is available in-clinic, in the home, or virtually through its telehealth platform. No prescription is needed in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.

[Source(s): Athletico Physical Therapy, PR Newswire]