Post-COVID-19 Patients Get Pilates-Based Therapy at Be Fit

For many, COVID-19 is unlike anything else patients may experience. Not only have they experienced major damage to their lungs, but they also experience lingering symptoms for months.

Symptoms relieved by Pilates-based physical therapy

Reported post-COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • diffuse myalgia
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • inability to exercise or be active
  • joint pain
  • muscle or body aches
  • persistent chest pain or pressure
  • tremors

Be Fit Physical therapy & Pilates can help “long haulers” with a tailored rehab plan.

Treatment begins with a comprehensive evaluation of the musculoskeletal system by a licensed physical therapist. The objective of our physical therapy staff is to promote healing and wellness and to return you to your maximal function as quickly and safely as possible. Our therapists will help you decrease and manage your pain, improve your postural awareness and help you develop a personalized home exercise program.

A physical therapy program will include a range of modalities such as hands-on therapy, muscle strengthening, joint mobilization, and therapeutic machines.

Pilates is an integral part of our treatments. We use traditional apparatuses that are low-load and designed to correct movement and target specific muscle groups.

Other post-COVID symptoms

Other lingering symptoms include:

  • pulmonary fibrosis
  • anxiety
  • depressive symptoms
  • difficulty concentrating of focusing
  • difficulty sleeping
  • heart palpitations
  • memory problems
  • persistent fatigue
  • blur vision
  • reflux or heartburn

People who were in intensive care and intubated tend to experience depression, anxiety, and post traumatic stress. If you are experiencing these symptoms, call the Mental Health America of Illinois at 312-814-5050, or speak with your doctor.

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