Athletico Physical Therapy is waiving co-payments and co-insurance to first responders or licensed health care professionals who are seeking rehabilitation services after contracting COVID-19, it announces in a media release.

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.

Individualized treatment plans are created for patients which may include exercise training, manual therapy, body positioning and education focusing on mindfulness, relaxation, energy conservation and activity modification.

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“Rehabilitation is vital to the COVID-19 recovery journey, and we want to ensure full access to the benefits of a focused, personalized recovery program to first responders and critical healthcare workers in our communities who have been impacted,” says Travis Egli, PT, DPT, COMT, FAAOMPT – Vice President of Clinical Excellence, in the release. 

Rehabilitation services are available to this crucial group that meet the eligibility requirements at no out-of-pocket expense. Patients receiving medical benefits through federally funded programs — including but not limited to Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare and VA — are not eligible.

Treatment is available in-clinic, in the home, or virtually through Athletico’s telehealth platform. No prescription is needed in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.

For more information and to book an appointment, visit Athletico.

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