After an acute COVID-19 infection, a large portion of individuals have continued symptoms. These include primarily mental fogginess and excessive fatigue or tiredness but also include heart rate variability, shortness of breath, post-exertional malaise (excessive fatigue after activity), gastrointestinal issues, cognitive issues (lack of concentration, trouble finding words, decreased short-term memory and recall), emotional variability (increased anxiety, mood swings, depression), and vestibular dysfunction. Due to the wide variety of continued COVID-19 symptoms, it is important to see a post-COVID rehabilitation physical therapist. At High Definition Physical Therapy (HDPT), we help determine the best treatment plan suited for you.
How Can High Definition Physical Therapy (HDPT) Help?
At HDPT, we specialize in assessing and treating the vestibular system. This system is responsible for our spatial orientation, awareness, balance, sense of equilibrium, and hearing. Common symptoms of vestibular dysfunction are dizziness, vertigo, and balance issues. Other symptoms can also include mental fogginess, excessive fatigue, and ear/head pressure. COVID has affected so many individuals across the globe. HDPT (in collaboration with the University of Denver) has been researching and treating COVID for the last 2.5 years.
Regaining Function: Physical Therapy and PASC
The first step in treating Post-Acute Sequelae SARS-CoV-2 Infection (PASC) or long COVID is getting a thorough evaluation of your symptoms and clinical presentation. The purpose of the evaluation and clinical presentation is to adequately create a treatment plan specific to your needs. At HDPT, we have a treatment approach based on objective tests. These objective tests have been researched specifically in a long COVID population. Which we then use to create a plan based on your needs. Furthermore, using a variety of balance/vestibular, cognitive tasks, and coordination-based exercises, we can retrain the brain and treat long-term COVID symptoms.
If you have had COVID and are still experiencing symptoms, we recommend coming in and seeing one of our physical therapists. HDPT aims to get you back to what you want to do. Contact us today to schedule, we are happy to answer any questions ahead of time. We accept all major medical insurance and are open 5 days a week.