Did you know?

COVID-19 symptoms can sometimes persist for months. The virus can damage the lungs, heart and brain, which increases the risk of long-term health problems. Most people who become ill with COVID-19 recover completely within a few weeks. But some people — even those who had mild versions of the disease — continue to experience symptoms after their initial recovery.

Progressive Physical Therapy can help!

Request an appointment

COVID-19 Recovery and Reconditioning Program

It’s a relief to recover from COVID-19 — but recovery poses its own challenges. People of all ages may have lingering symptoms such as limited physical ability, decreased lung function, emotional stress and less strength than they had before. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people still experiencing the effects of the coronavirus may benefit from additional COVID-19 recovery therapy along with physical and mental health services tailored to their needs. 1

At Progressive Physical Therapy, we can help you get your life back with our COVID-19 Recovery and Reconditioning Program.

As leaders in physical and occupational rehabilitation, our experts offer treatment for patients recovering from COVID-19, guiding them through the physical and emotional challenges that stem from the virus. Muscle weakness, impaired heart and lung capacity, pain, balance and endurance issues, difficulty walking — any of these can limit a person's normal activities.

In short, recovery can put your life on hold and can be just as challenging as the virus.

The focus of our recovery and reconditioning program is on rebuilding your flexibility, mobility, strength, endurance and confidence!

Our COVID-19 Recovery and Reconditioning program can help with:

  • Post-intensive care syndrome
  • Fatigue
  • Labored breathing (dyspnea)
  • Weakness
  • Numbness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Misalignment
  • Joint pain (arthralgia)
  • Muscle pain (myalgia)
  • Anxiety, sleep disorders or depression stemming from long-term effects of COVID-19.
    (Note that mental health symptoms will require treatment by a licensed mental health practitioner.)

If you or someone you know is recovering from COVID-19 and experiencing loss of function due to the coronavirus, Progressive Physical Therapy can help with the journey back to a pain-free life. Choose from one of our 20+ locations around South Carolina and schedule an appointment today.

Request an appointment

Helping you resume your life

Our COVID-19 Recovery Therapy and Reconditioning program is tailored to your needs and designed to help you resume normal daily functioning.

Your treatment may include:

  • Exercise training
    • Upper and lower body strengthening
    • Aerobic exercise and reconditioning
    • Balance and body awareness
    • Strengthening for breathing muscles
    • Stretching
    • Functional activity simulation
  • Education
    • Relaxation/panic control
    • Energy conservation
    • Activity modification
  • Manual therapy
    • Torso and chest mobility
    • Diaphragm stretching/release
  • Breathing control/retraining
  • Body positioning training

You can be confident in our assessment and recommended treatment plans, which will help you recover and reach all of your health and mobility goals.

If you or someone you know is recovering from COVID-19 and experiencing loss of function due to the coronavirus, Progressive Physical Therapy can help with the journey back to a pain-free life. Choose from one of our 20+ locations around South Carolina and schedule an appointment today.

Request an appointment

If you or someone you know is recovering from COVID-19 and experiencing loss of function due to the coronavirus, Progressive Physical Therapy can help with the journey back to a pain-free life. Choose from one of our 20+ locations around South Carolina and schedule an appointment today.

Request an appointment

Testimonials

See what our patients are saying about our COVID-19 Recovery and Conditioning Program!

Joe W, PPT Strand Patient testimonial

After spending 10 days in the hospital due to COVID-19 complications, I lost 23 pounds and a lot of muscle and lung function, causing extreme weakness. I spoke to several friends who also contracted the virus, and they agreed after 6 months of recovery, they still did not feel 100% and their lungs still hurt. I was bound and determined to find a solution and to speed up my recovery! A friend and colleague, Dr. Kristin Taska at Progressive Physical Therapy, informed me they added a COVID-19 Recovery and Reconditioning Program to their line of therapy services. Having been a patient before—and can testify to the magic she already performed on my back, shoulders and hips—I was definitely interested in the new program!

On day one, I could barely walk from the parking lot to the entry doors of Progressive, breathing heavily and exhausted. Dr. Taska ran a series of baseline tests and I was assigned different exercises to perform—nothing super difficult—in fact, the exercises totaled 12-15 minutes. She helped set my performance goals, and while I could barely do a couple sets my first visit, after a few visits I could already see improvement in my mobility and lung function. Anthony, Kim, Dr. Alex, and Pam pushed me each visit to get my lungs functioning the way they should, all with constant concern and analysis of my oxygen saturation.

After five weeks of recovery, I’m about 70% of where I was pre-COVID-19. I’m super excited to return to work! I would highly recommend anyone suffering from after effects of COVID-19 to consider the Recovery and Reconditioning program at Progressive Physical Therapy. I can truly testify that without the help of this program, I would still be out of work and miserable.

Thanks again, PPT staff! You are ROCKSTARS!

— Joe W., Patient, PPT Strand