Covid Rehabilitation


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 Cell: 071 876 8202   | Tel: 011 966 5249

Did you know that approximately 20% of infected patients require admission to an ICU?

Many Covid-19 patients also require mechanical ventilation.

Up to 50% of all ICU patients that require ventilation support may develop long-term complications. These complications include impaired physical strength, cognitive, memory decline and mental health disturbances. Patients with chronic conditions are particularly at risk for serious complications. For these reasons, Covid-19 rehabilitation is essential for severe Covid-19 cases. 

Covid complications experienced by patients with a prolonged stay in ICU

  • More frequent hospital re-admissions
  • Muscle weakness, loss of balance and increased risk of falling
  • Extreme difficulty in performing daily activities such as driving a car
  • Chronic physical pain and decreased quality of life
  • Many patients experience ongoing anxiety and depression

How can our rehabilitation programme help?

The rehabilitation can help you achieve the following goals:


  • Increase endurance, balance and strength through a graduated exercise programme
  • Improve respiratory health and cardiovascular endurance
  • Improve nutrition and prescribing dietary supplementation
  • Encourage independence in activities of daily living
  • Implementing strategies to improve cognitive
  • endurance
  • Management of any medical impairment during the comprehensive rehabilitation process
  • programme
  • Improving nutrition and prescribing dietary supplementation
  • Encouraging independence in activities of daily living
  • Improving cognitive endurance
  • Receiving adequate guidance regarding assistive devices, home accessibility and ongoing oxygen needs

Contact Us

Contact Details

Call: 071 876 8202

Call: 011 966 5249


Address: 1st Floor, 200 Rivonia Road Medical Centre, North, Morningside, 2191

The benefits of our Covid-19 rehabilitation plan

Our Covid-19 rehabilitation is a goal-directed programme with coordinated and supported planning that aims to reduce ICU and hospital re-admissions. Managing patients in the rehabilitation setting facilitates early identification and management of health impairments to reduce the risk of long-term complications. We also provide ongoing support and counselling to patients and family members when dealing with traumatic events throughout the recovery process.

What are some of the post COVID symptoms that we assist with?

  • Physical and mental fatigue
  • Low Cardiovascular endurance
  • General weakness
  • Balance difficulties
  • Cognitive dysfunction (concentration, memory, speed of processing difficulties)
  • Muscle tightness
  • POTS (Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome)
  • PEM (Post exercise malaise)
  • Anxiety

Treatment methods

We use one or more of the following interventions:

  • Fatigue management strategies
  • Activity scheduling
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Anxiety management
  • Cardiovascular rehabilitation and return to exercise
  • Breathing techniques and management of breathlessness
  • Falls prevention programs
  • Bodyweight support treadmill training
  • Free Step Harness walking and endurance training
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Balance and walking training
  • Driving rehabilitation

    About our rehabilitation team

    We use one or more of the following interventions:

    RehabMatters has a full team of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Therapists. With the fantastic facilities and amazing staff, we’re able to create customized Covid-19 rehabilitation treatment plans to suit your individual needs. We work very closely with our patients and their families to help them achieve their personal goals.