Post COVID-19 Rehabilitation and Recovery Program
For those who have had Covid-19 and are unable to return to work due to ongoing physical, mental and emotional effects, our team can help.
While most people who contract COVID-19 recover within a few weeks, some will experience long-lasting difficulties due to post-COVID syndrome or time in hospital. As many as 50% of those hospitalized due to COVID-19 face deconditioning and extended recoveries.
The Wellness Institute is now offering services for recovered COVID-19 patients who have ongoing symptoms related to their illness such as fatigue, muscle loss, neurological symptoms, shortness of breath and general deconditioning.
The Wellness Institute developed the Post COVID-19 Rehabilitation and Recovery Program based on the latest research and treatments and continues to review findings as knowledge around COVID-19 grows. Our team brings together expertise from our chronic disease management, rehabilitation and return-to-work programs to provide comprehensive support.
Clients will receive a comprehensive initial assessment with a Physiotherapist to assess baseline function, as well as their nutritional and mental health, needs to develop a care plan that will address their concerns and goals. Our team will tailor a recovery and rehabilitation program for each person’s unique needs and goals. The customized care plan may include a combination of approaches and therapies to ensure each person gets the treatment they need to recover as quickly and safely as possible.
Treatment plans may include:
Individual Physiotherapy Treatment: Modalities include home exercise prescription as well as supervised exercise on-site. Initial Assessment: $100; Follow-up Treatment: $80
- Reconditioning: about Reconditioning
- Nutrition Counselling: Support from a registered dietitian: $120/hr; about Nutrition Counselling
- Mental Health Services: Support to manage stress, fatigue, and pain and build resilience: $150/hr;
about Mental Health Services
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Referral: No fee if eligibility criteria are met (significant stay in hospital, ICU, residual supplemental oxygen requirements)
Our team includes:
- Respiratory Therapist
- Occupational Therapist
- Registered Dietitian
- Mental Health Professionals
Virtual service delivery available.
Note: The program is for people who are recovering AFTER COVID-19. We do not accept those actively infected and/or with active symptoms of COVID-19.