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Post COVID-19 Recovery Therapy

NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) is helping patients recover beyond just treating active COVID-19.  A multidisciplinary team of experts in Rehab Services and Integrative Medicine seeks to promote our patient's recovery from the long-term effects of COVID-19.  The CDC has recognized many complications in COVID-19 recovered patients that include:

Cardiopulmonary

  • Shortness of Breath
  • Cough
  • Chest Pain
  • Fast-beating or pounding heart (heart palpitations)
  • Inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis)
  • Lung function abnormalities

Musculoskeletal

  • Joint Pain
  • Muscle Pain
  • Headache
  • Generalized weakness
  • Reduced range of motion

Neurological & Psychological

  • Difficulty with thinking and concentration (“brain fog”)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Changes in mood
  • Sleep issues
  • Memory problems

Physical, occupational, speech therapists and integrative medicine practitioners will assist you in recovering function and addressing many of the problems listed above by improving your levels of strength, endurance, balance, neurological function, and managing pain. Your specialist clinician will evaluate your current status and prescribe treatment tailored to your personal condition to facilitate recovery and maximize outcomes. This may include:

Rehab Services:

  • Strength, endurance and flexibility training
  • Balance and postural awareness training
  • Breathing exercises
  • Education on activity modification and energy conservation
  • Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • Voice therapy
  • Swallowing
  • Group exercise class

Integrative Medicine:

  • Acupuncture therapy*
  • Massage Therapy
  • Chinese herbal medicines
  • Dietary Supplements aimed to facilitate healing and recovery
  • Nutritional counseling

*Acupuncture
For over 2,000 years acupuncture has been used to encourage healing. It is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and is incorporated into a large number of hospital organizations throughout the country and around the globe. Acupuncture uses very fine, sterilized, disposable needles gently inserted at specific body points to help restore the body’s innate ability to find balance. The practitioner focuses on your specific needs as a recovering COVID-19 patient as we work within the hospital system as a team. Studies are underway addressing the effectiveness of acupuncture to restore sense of taste and smell. In addition, acupuncture has long been used to address lingering fatigue, inflammation and stressors following long term illnesses.

Please work with your physician for clearance and referral to begin the process of COVID-19 recovery therapy and call us to schedule an appointment at one of our clinic locations:

For Rehab Services: 847.570.1250

  • Bannockburn
  • Buffalo Grove
  • Chicago
  • Evanston
  • Glenview
  • Gurnee
  • Lincolnshire
  • Skokie
  • Vernon Hills

For Integrative Medicine Services: 847.657.3540
Park Center Glenview
2400 Chestnut
Glenview, Il 60026