Recovery from COVID-19 infection
Advances in the care of people with COVID-19 have reduced complications, but residual symptoms may persist for several months after recovery. Rehabilitation is necessary to promote good recovery.
In addition to multi-organ damage (cardiac, pulmonary, renal, sarcopenia, etc.) other complex disorders that are often poorly understood are described by the medical community and patients worldwide, such as :
- Neurological disorders
- General malaise and fatigue
- Muscle soreness and pain
- Arthralgia (joint pain)
- Fatigue at the slightest physical or intellectual effort, shortness of breath
- Memory loss
- Episodes of tachycardia
- A weight loss
- Gastrointestinal pain
These disorders are more important the longer the stay in the intensive care unit. Some of the survivors of VIDOC-19 develop cognitive, psychiatric and/or physical disabilities after treatment in the intensive care unit, which is now recognized as post-intensive care syndrome. A 2017 article in the Journal of Tanslational Internal Medicine demonstrates all critical care survivors should be evaluated for post-intensive care syndrom and those having signs and symptoms of it should be managed by a multidisciplinary team. More recently, a study published in the medical journal JAMA revealed that among 143 patients who had been hospitalized for COVID-19, 87.4% still had at least one symptom 60 days later and 44.1% complained of a deterioration in their quality of life. These complaints were mostly related to fatigue and breathing difficulties.
Physical rehabilitation requiring a multidisciplinary treatment program (kinesiology, physiotherapy and occupational therapy) is essential after a stressful episode of COVID-19 infection because physical deconditioning and muscle atrophy can be very significant. At Neuro-Concept, a multi-disciplinary team specializing in stress rehabilitation and neurological disorders accompanies you in your recovery and helps you regain a functional level.
Our team of professionals will know how to guide you to your objectives