HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ -- While symptoms seem to linger for between two and six weeks for most who contract COVID-19, for some, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), they may last for months, even for those who are not severely ill initially. 

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (RWJUH) Hamilton is now offering a post-COVID-19 recovery program to help those patients facing the long-term health impacts.  The program will use the latest research to help patients recuperate from COVID-19 by offering rehabilitative therapy services,

This three-phase program is customized to each patient to help them regain strength and functional abilities following COVID-19.

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Telehealth and in-person treatments will be available for physical, occupational and speech therapy. The team evaluates each patient’s needs and goals for their post-COVID recovery and also screen for other needs with which RWJUH Hamilton can provide support.

The program includes physical therapy to reduce weakness, to improve breathing, gait and balance, and to build endurance. Occupational therapy helps patients to become more able to independently complete activities of daily living and cognitive rehabilitation and speech therapy focus on swallowing and speech difficulties.

The post-COVID-19 physical therapy rehab program will be offered at RWJUH Hamilton’s Columbus, Ewing, Hamilton, Howell, Lawrenceville and Windsor rehab services locations; speech and occupational therapy for the COVID-19 rehab program is offered at select offices.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, call 877-342-2795 or visit rwjrehab.com

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