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Covid-19 Rehabilitaiton

Rehabilitation for people sudffering with Covid-19 is saving lives. The CSP (Chartered society of physiotherapy) have advised, that up to 25% of hospitalised Covid-19 patients will need to be in intensive care, often for prolonged periods. Most of them (67%) will have acute respiratory distress syndrome. Rehabilitation at this stage enables people to clear their airways and manage their breathing. Remobilising acutely ill patients as soon as possible is recommended by the World Health Organization.

Rehabilitation at all stages – in hospital and in the community. Ongoing rehabilitation will be essential for many Covid-19 survivors. Many patients will be left with scarring on their lungs. Many more may experience breathlessness, high levels of fatigue and have significant muscle deconditioning and loss of strength.

COVID-19 and Neurological Symptoms

Neurological symptoms have been observed in patients with COVID-19. It has been reported that more than one-third of patients experienced various neurological symptoms including the involvement of central nervous system (dizziness, headache, impaired consciousness, acute cerebrovascular disease, ataxia and epilepsy), peripheral nervous system (taste impairment, smell impairment, vision impairment and neuralgia) and skeletal muscular damage.

for prevention and management of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) for neurologists. BMJ. Jin et al. 2020

However, there has been reports of more serious neurological symptoms. In the most serious cases, these include:

Stroke

An association with both ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke has been noted.

CSF infection

Evidence is available showing that COVID can cause brain infections.

GBS

The Lancet published the first report of a COVID positive patient who was also diagnosed with GBS. The article was released on April 1st but the admission occurred in January, it is therefore possible that more cases of GBS can be associated with COVID-19. Guillain-Barré syndrome associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection: causality or coincidence? Zhaot et al. Lancet (online). 2020.

Persistent Disorder of Consciousness (PDOC)

Reports of disorders of consciousness and hypoxic brain injuries are becoming more common, mainly due to respiratory complications of COVID-19. (Assessment would be - Sensory Modality Assessment and Rehabilitation Technique- SMART Assessment).

How can we help?

Physiotherapy

We have a team of specialist neuro physio’s, we can offer respiratory and pulmonary rehab in addtion to the other services which we can provide.

Personal Training

Working closely with our other teams, the personal training team are able to impliment bespoke programs, tailored around your current abilities, without placing you in danger of overexertion. We can accomidate appointments for all ages, abilities and levels of fitness.

Speech and Language Therapy

Our Speech and Language Therapy team have a wealth of experience of working with and treating patients who have acquired difficulties due to neurological conditions. Should you require input from the team, whether it be for communication or swallowing, one of our experts would be happy to help.

Psychology

Due to government lockdown measures, many people are experiencing psychologyical challenges like never before. For may, isolationm, time in hospital, and witnessing the effects that current events are having on their friends and loved ones, is proving a challenging period. Should you feel that you’d benefit from psychological support, contact a member of the team and we would be happy to assist.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy takes a “Whole-Person Approach” to both mental and physical health and well-being and enables individuals to achieve their full potential.

Occupational Therapy provides practical support to empower people to facilitate recovery and barriers preventing them from doing activities (or occupations) that matter to them. This support increases people’s independence and satisfaction in all aspects of life.

Virtual Appointments now available

Where possible, we will facilitate virtual appointments due to the COVID-19 crisis. However, some services can’t be provided via virtual consultation, and a face to face visit will be required. In the event that we do need to perform a face to face consultation, our strict screening criteria will need to be met following a telephone call ahead of the appointment.

More in information can be found by following the link below.

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Birmingham

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Stourbridge

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NPP Neuro Group
6 Lower High Street
Stourbridge
DY8 1TE

We have branches in Stourbridge, Stoke-On-Trent and Birmingham

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