Posted by aek3001 on April 24, 2020
We now know that being COVID free does not mean recovery. Patients are known to suffer varying after-effects inclduing weakness, P.T.S.D., cognitive decline, among other issues. The New Yorker interviewed Dr. Alfred Gellhorn, one of our Rehabilitation Medicine physicians redeployed on the frontlines, on what health after COVID looks like. Dr. Gellhorn spoke about the importance of rehabilitation to build back strength and cognitive function, in addition to the importance of addressing the mental issues that patients may be suffering. Click on the link to read the entire article: "The Challenges of Post-COVID-19 Care"
In these times of shelter-in-place, it is paramount to maintain social distancing; therefore, the Rehabilitation team at Weill Cornell Medicine, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and NewYork-Presbyterian have put together a virtual rehabilitation program that takes a holistic approach to COVID-19 recovery.