Marla Beauchamp, PT, PhD
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

A growing body of literature on the long-term effects of COVID-19 indicates that many patients suffer from persistent bothersome symptoms such as dyspnea, fatigue, and functional limitations. For this reason, major national and international organizations now recommend the provision of rehabilitation for patients with post-COVID conditions. This session will describe evidence on the long-term functional recovery of patients with COVID-19 and summarize the new CTS position statement on rehabilitation for COVID-19 and implications for pulmonary rehabilitation, including key selection criteria and program modifications.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Summarize the evidence on long-term effects of COVID-19
  • Describe best practice recommendations on rehabilitation for COVID-19
  • Identify patients with COVID-19 most likely to benefit from pulmonary rehabilitation

CanMEDS Roles Addressed: Collaborator, Health Advocate