Post Covid-19 Syndrome
Return to an active life.
POST-COVID CONDITION- LONG COVID
Return to an active life.
WHAT DOES POST-COVID CONDITION REFER TO:
- Post-covid condition is also known as “long Covid”, or “long haulers”. Refers to any COVID-19 symptom persistent after one month.
- Symptoms have been found to affecting the respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous, musculoskeletal systems and renal (kidney) function.
- May also present with chronic fatigue and emotional manifestations
WHAT ARE SOME SYMPTOMS OF POST-COVID CONDITIONS?
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Joint pain
- Muscle pain
- Chest pain
- Difficulty thinking or concentrating- “brain fog”
- Fast or pounding heartbeat
- Loss of smell or taste
- Depression or anxiety
- Dizziness when you stand
- Worsened symptoms after physical or mental activities
HOW CAN BALTIMORE HOLISTIC PHYSICAL THERAPY HELP?
Although COVID-19 starts as an inflammatory response in the body to the virus itself, it can cause a chain of events producing many different symptoms and outcomes. Severe inflammation may cause significant scarring. For those of you who received invasive care, including the placement of tubes into the body, additional internal scarring is probable.
At Baltimore Holistic Physical Therapy, the emphasis is placed on the importance of rebalancing your body’s systems. This will help promote healing as well as improve function of a particular system and the body as a whole.
Dr. Schehr understands the importance of taking a holistic approach to assess and treat the condition of your body due to COVID-19. From her 40 years of treating patients, she also knows that damage in your body from previous infections, orthopedic injuries, surgeries, or even poor posture, may slow healing if not addressed properly. Even seemingly healthy individuals have a history of some of those problems and not realize how it may affect their current healing process.
A thorough assessment will be taken, including your current symptoms and conditions as well as past medical and physical history. Then, your body will be assessed in how it moves and for strength and function. Although treatment will affect your whole body at once, an emphasis will be placed on calming and managing your most important symptoms. Goals will be established and a program of hands-on care with an integrated manual therapy approach, greatly emphasizing visceral manipulation. You will also receive specific Instruction in exercises for stretching, strengthening and breathing to improve function.
What Our Patients Have To Say
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
A: Firstly, I don’t believe in doing what didn’t work before. Many physical therapy practices approach a problem by going to the painful region. Oftentimes, this is a very temporary fix. By taking a holistic, hands-on approach, I understand that your pain may be coming from another part of the body, or even have multiple sources, including posture. By individualizing your treatment, I concentrate on healing and re-balancing the body, to manage your pain and lessen the chance of it returning. Then, I teach you how to manage your posture and movement.
A: Treatments for headaches or other pain from a recent problem will generally benefit from 2 treatment sessions for the first 2 weeks, then 1 session per week. Older conditions will benefit from 2 treatment sessions for the first week and then 1 session per week. Wellness sessions to rebalance and optimize the body for healthy aging range from a single session every month to once every six months and will be recommended on an individual basis.
A: An initial evaluation will take 1 hour. (Scar adhesion or sinus treatments only require 45 minutes.) Most follow-up treatments will be done in 30 minute sessions; multiple body areas may require 45 minutes
A: Any heavy exercise or recreational program should be done prior to the physical therapy or wellness session and then not for 24 hours after, in order for the body to adjust itself to the changes in muscle balance.
A: I will teach you techniques to perform on yourself if there is a flare-up and instruct you on proper body mechanics and ergonomics.
A: It is a facial aesthetics program of wrinkle reduction and facial rejuvenation using hands-on physical therapy and osteopathic techniques which may reduce the signs of aging in the face and neck. A FREE HEALTHY AGING CONSULTATION is available. See Refacée®
A: Wellness programs for healthy aging are not covered by most insurances, but may be reimbursable through a Healthcare Savings Account (HSA). A written bill and receipt will be provided upon your request. Although I do not participate in or bill insurance directly, I will provide a bill for you to submit to your insurance for reimbursement, upon request. As there are many types of insurance plans with each provider, it is your responsibility to understand the terms of your insurance. *Those with Medicare Part B insurance from CMS will only be allowed to be part of the Healthy Aging program, NOT for physical therapy treatment. Please see Payment Terms and Policies.