20-30% of COVID-19 survivors will have long-term effects from the virus. Of the 28 million Americans that at the time of this blog have tested positive for COVID-19, 6-8 million people will be long-haulers. That is a lot of people who will suffer from the long-term effects of the virus.
As Physical and Occupational Therapists, we see pain and inflammation quite a bit throughout our day. Each patient we see is unique and their body presents pain and inflammation differently. As therapists, we have been taught and learned quite a few approaches to treating pain over our careers.