05/27/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/27/2021 09:25
To address the complex needs of patients experiencing health issues at least 30 days following a positive COVID test result, Bryn Mawr Rehab, part of Main Line Health, is now offering personalized, multidisciplinary care for patients' physical rehabilitation through its Post-COVID Recovery Program.
The effects of COVID can last for weeks or months and some may have lifelong health issues due to COVID in what's become known as 'long hauler' syndrome. Physical complications, post COVID, may include impairments in muscle strength, memory difficulties or brain fog, heart and lung capacity, pain, balance, endurance, and walking ability leading to a loss of function and independence.
'We are pleased to be able to offer the Post-COVID Recovery Program to our patients as they recover from the effects of the virus and help them return to their lives. Bryn Mawr Rehab is staffed with expert physicians and therapists who can personalize an individual's treatment plan that best addresses their health needs while providing our highest level of care,' says Donna Phillips, president of Bryn Mawr Rehab.
The program's multidisciplinary, outpatient therapeutic approach offers patients access to specialty physicians, psychologists, nutritionists and dieticians, and occupational, physical and speech therapists, highlighting Main Line Health's continuing commitment to health care leadership within our communities. Designed to extend beyond therapy, the recovery program's team of specialists offer services and resources to treat the patient's customized needs. A patient may be referred to the program directly by their primary care physician or specialist provider or they may require an evaluation by a physiatrist (doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation) to assess their overall needs that's followed by an individualized therapy plan.
Mithra Maneyapanda, MD, a physician at Bryn Mawr Rehab involved with the development of the program, says the resources and therapies offered to patients allow them to focus on areas where more recovery may be needed. 'Our care team provides specialized support and therapies that are individualized to meet the needs of our patients who are recovering from COVID with dedicated, compassioned care,' notes Dr. Maneypanda.
Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, part of Main Line Health, is a leader in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. The 148-bed, not-for-profit hospital offers the full continuum of rehabilitation services, including acute inpatient care, as well as outpatient services for adults and adolescents. The hospital received Magnet® designation, the nation's highest distinction for excellence in nursing care, and is accredited by the Joint Commission; is designated as a NICHE facility and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital treats patients with traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury, stroke and other neurological disorders, traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injury, amputations, and orthopaedic injuries. Bryn Mawr Rehab Outpatient Network treats individuals with a wide range of conditions and injuries from brain injury, spinal cord injury and Parkinson's disease to concussions, pelvic floor disorders and lymphedema. Our outpatient rehabilitation services are conveniently located throughout the western suburbs of Philadelphia.