Program Overview

Across the globe, millions of people have been infected and affected by the COVID-19 virus. Some have had mild symptoms; others have had more significant courses with long lasting residual problems.

Many patients are also experiencing physical and emotional effects of COVID-19 that can be improved with interventions from specialist physicians and healthcare providers. Northeast Rehab’s COVID-19 Recovery Program is led by our most experienced Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation doctors in coordination with patients’ Primary Care Physician and other local experts including to specialist physicians, mental health professionals, and the expansive team and services at Allied Services Integrated Health System.

Symptoms and Effects

The lingering difficulties of COVID-19 extend beyond just respiratory trouble. Patients may experience:

  • Fatigue
  • Endurance issues
  • Muscle weakness
  • Reduced joint mobility
  • Gait imbalance
  • Muscle and nerve pain
  • Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)
  • GI issues
  • Limitations with activities of daily living

Additionally, many are enduring various psychological issues including:

  • Depression stemming from social distancing
  • Isolation
  • Quarantine
  • ICU psychosis
  • Mourning the loss of a loved one
  • Guilt associated with infecting another
  • Emotional and cognitive illnesses.

Team Approach to Care

Northeast Rehab’s COVID-19 recovery program is led by physiatrists, who are physicians specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Other team members involved in our care programs include:

  • Allied Services Physical and Occupational therapists
  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Physician Specialists
  • Mental Health Specialists

A patient’s Primary Care Physician (PCP) in addition to other physician specialists are also integral in patients’ recuperation depending upon each individual’s unique needs.

Holistic Approach to Post-COVID-19 Rehab Care

Our COVID-19 care team is leading dozens of patients through holistic approaches to post-COVID-19 rehabilitation with the goal of achieving full recoveries from the various effects of this virus using traditional and specialized rehabilitation therapy protocols.

Patients recuperating from coronavirus will benefit greatly from a targeted post-acute care rehabilitation program.