Matt Hill COTA applies an oxygen monitor prior to beginning patient exercise.

Redmond Outpatient Rehab Center has launched a new program to help individuals struggling to bounce back after battling COVID-19. This new research-based program is specifically designed to help those who are struggling to regain their prior level of functioning due to weakness and/or difficulty breathing after otherwise recovering from COVID-19.

A team of dedicated, licensed therapists at Redmond Outpatient Rehab completed extensive literature research to develop this comprehensive program. The well-balanced rehabilitation program includes a variety of basic components including closely monitored exercise, upper and lower body strengthening, breathing exercises, and balance training as needed. While the overall program has been developed with specific parameters for rehabilitation after COVDI-19, each program pathway is individually tailored to the specific needs of each patient, all under the direct guidance and one-on-one instruction of a licensed therapist.

With support from local physicians, the team at Redmond Outpatient Rehab is already treating residents through this new program and seeing these individuals make significant improvements in their functional abilities.

Entry into the program does require a physician referral. To be considered for the program, individuals must be candidates for general outpatient rehab such as being able to safely get in and out of their home, car, and the clinic. Additionally, candidates for this new post-COVID 19 outpatient rehab program must meet basic inclusion criteria regarding fever-free and at least 10 -20 days from onset of COVID-19, as well as meet parameters for resting oxygen levels, breathing rate, heart rate, and blood pressure.

If you or someone you know are struggling to fully recover after battling COVID-19, call either the Rome ((706) 236-1911) or Cedartown ((770) 749-8561) clinics for more information or to make an appointment.

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