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The OT Role in COVID-19

If you or a loved one has been impacted by COVID-19, know, that whether you were hospitalized or not, you may notice certain changes in the way you're able to approach tasks. From the current resources available,  we know that people recovering from COVID-19 may experience:

  • Increased breathlessness 

  • Increased fatigue with basic activities of daily living 

  • Cognitive changes, such as difficulty with concentration, memory, planning and organization and processing information  

  • Increased anxiety or depression

As Occupational Therapists, we are able to help you navigate through all of the above.

Whether it's helping you to learn about planning and pacing, new breathing techniques, compensatory strategies for the temporary changes in your cognition, or strategies for lowering your anxiety and helping you feel capable of re-engaging with your day-to-day activities, we are here to help. 

There are also some great handbooks created by the World Health Organization and National Health Service in the UK that provide good overviews of where you can start in your recovery

If you are looking for more specific guidance, please do not hesitate to reach out to us to share the specific challenges you are facing and let us do some problem-solving alongside you. 

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