Physical Therapy and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Recommended for Patients With Long COVID

By Dr. Chris Brehm, PT, DPT In previous blogs, I wrote about how physical therapy, vestibular therapy, and pulmonary rehabilitation are well positioned to help patients recover from residual COVID 19 symptoms.  Since then, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released guidelines about how providers should treat patients with post-COVID conditions.  Within these … Continue reading Physical Therapy and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Recommended for Patients With Long COVID

Working in physical therapy has benefits that extend beyond the clinic

Stories about hiring difficulties are all over the news right and physical therapy clinics haven't been left out. An aging population with more chronic diseases has been pushing up the need for physical therapy for years. The pandemic has accelerated the problem. Clinics aren't only looking for PTs and PTAs either. Finding the right people … Continue reading Working in physical therapy has benefits that extend beyond the clinic

COVID-19 and Vestibular Symptoms

By Pauline Carroll, SPT             COVID-19 has taken the world by storm and is ever prevalent today. Symptoms such as loss of smell or taste and shortness of breath are frequently reported. However, with new research, there’s evidence that COVID-19 affects body systems other than the respiratory system.  The audio-vestibular system or the inner ear, … Continue reading COVID-19 and Vestibular Symptoms

POST COVID-19 RECOVERY PROGRAM

As patients recover from COVID-19, the medical community is discovering some patients continue to experience symptoms and side effects weeks and months after onset of symptoms.  These “long haulers” may experience shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, muscle weakness, and aches.  Some patients have been prescribed supplemental oxygen due to pulmonary side effects. At Lifeline, we … Continue reading POST COVID-19 RECOVERY PROGRAM

Physical Therapy Isn’t Just For Pain. It Can Keep You Healthy For Life.

You know that physical activity is good for you. The benefits are well researched and the list is impressive. Here's just a sampling: Releases endorphins to make you feel good and fight depressionHelps control weightPrevents diseases like stroke, diabetes and some forms of cancerImproves sleepHelps you live longer Recent studies even show that physical activity … Continue reading Physical Therapy Isn’t Just For Pain. It Can Keep You Healthy For Life.