Long Covid

Long Covid and its Effects on the Elderly

Long Covid, also known as post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC), is a condition that affects some individuals after they have recovered from the acute phase of COVID-19. This condition can result in a range of symptoms including fatigue, muscle weakness, and difficulty with mobility, which can be especially challenging for elderly individuals.

How a Chartered Physiotherapist Can Help

Our chartered physiotherapists at Medella Home Therapy are trained to help individuals manage the physical symptoms of Long Covid. By providing personalized, one-on-one treatment in the comfort of your own home, our physiotherapists can help you regain strength, mobility, and independence.

Here’s how a chartered physiotherapist can help:

  • Assess and address mobility issues: Our physiotherapists will perform a comprehensive assessment of your mobility, balance, and strength to determine the best course of treatment. They will then work with you to develop a personalized plan of care to help you regain your mobility and independence.

  • Provide fatigue management strategies: Long Covid can cause extreme fatigue, making it difficult to perform even the simplest of tasks. Our physiotherapists will help you identify strategies to manage your fatigue and increase your energy levels, so you can get back to your daily activities.

  • Strengthen weakened muscles: Weakness in the muscles is a common symptom of Long Covid. Our physiotherapists will work with you to develop an exercise program that will help you strengthen your muscles, improve your posture, and prevent further injury.

  • Address breathing difficulties: Some individuals with Long Covid experience breathing difficulties. Our physiotherapists will work with you to develop breathing exercises and strategies that can help improve your respiratory function.

  • Provide advice for carers and family members: If you have a loved one with Long Covid, our physiotherapists can provide you with advice and support to help them manage their condition. This may include information about how to help with mobility, how to assist with daily activities, and how to manage symptoms such as fatigue.

With the support and care of a chartered physiotherapist from Medella Home Therapy, you or your loved one can manage the physical symptoms of Long Covid and regain strength, mobility, and independence.