Gordon Quinn exercises with physical therapist Katie Palano on April 27, 2020, at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune)
‘It’s one thing to survive the infection, but what’s next?’ Some COVID-19 patients need rehab to walk, talk and problem solve!
Physical therapy plays a critical role in the recovery of many COVID-19 survivors!
For more, see the Chicago Tribune article in this link:
“Sometimes patients have already seen twenty doctors. They’ve had their scars, lungs, and eyeballs examined, but no one has asked, ‘How are you doing with all this?’ ” Patients, she learned, feel frustrated by their dependence on others. They can’t return to work; they’re forced to take taxis because they can’t climb the subway stairs. Others have trouble paying bills and keeping track of medical appointments. “Often, what these patients need is not a doctor,” Lief said. “They need physical therapy, occupational therapy, social interaction, case managers, financial planners. They need people to help them get their lives back.”
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