As countries all over the world are living in the various stages of the pandemic, many are now entering the post-Covid phase.
And as we are aware that the virus affects the respiratory tract system and vital organs, many have started to experience side effects of the disease with a threatening risk of having long-term impairments or disabilities. As this is a newly introduced viral virus, not everyone would know the right procedure of post-treatment.
For many, the extent of the disability or impairments remains unknown. However, it’s clear from evidence-based research that these patients who experienced serious side effects will need rehabilitation sooner or later.
However, what is Rehabilitation? How to determine the need for it? And how to receive this type of care?
Rehabilitation in brief is a set of interventions performed by certified medical support staff aiming to reduce the disability or impairment a patient is suffering from. In this case, rehabilitation might be the optimal solution to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on health and function.
Determining the need for a rehabilitation support service varies, as the virus is easily transmitted and the effects of it might vary from severe to mild, although some might not develop any. However, if you tend to develop breathing complications and your physician has diagnosed you with heart or lung damage, then you might be a potential rehab patient. You would also need the same if you have developed a condition that affects your blood vessels as clotting or if you were diagnosed with one or more conditions of:
- Muscle and joint pain
- Chronic fatigue
- Memory and concentration issues
- Anxiety and depression post-trauma.
You don't need to be experiencing the above conditions for long term. However, receiving the necessary support at the right time shall shorten the time of your treatment and hence promote your wellbeing at a faster pace.
How to avail this service?
In most cases, your family doctor or consultant physician would be the one to refer you for these services to help you regain your cognitive and physical abilities. You can discuss the treatment options you have with your trusted physician who will guide you further.
In Reem Hospital, this is where we come with our offer of specialized intensive services. We work hard to support COVID-19 and trauma survivors who developed severe symptoms for weeks and months after their exposure or injury. Our rehabilitation services cover all aspects of rehab care in various subspecialties starting from neurological, oncological, and orthopedic conditions to pediatric and cardiopulmonary ones. Our care providers with their diverse years of experience and broad knowledge will provide you individual treatment plans that will involve different therapeutical and medical specialties so you can return to your everyday quality life.