Long Covid, POTS and Dysautonomia

  • Fatigue,
  • Brain fog,
  • Breathlessness
  • Tachycardia
  • Muscle pain
  • Post exertional malaise

Are common symptoms associated with Long Covid, POTS and Dysautonomia. These conditions involve a problem with the body’s autonomic nervous system (ANS) which is responsible for regulating our internal body functions such as heart rate, blood flow, digestion, sweating, etc.

Conditions such as POTS and Long Covid are often poorly understood and mis-diagnosed. Patients report having their concerns ignored or dismissed in the past.

The team at Bodyfit Physio have been treating clients with these symptoms for some years and we understand how frustrating it can be when activities that were previously enjoyable become difficult or disabling. We understand that these conditions are physical and require a cautious physical approach to treatment. We find that while psychological support can be a helpful adjunct to treatment, treatment of the physical issues is required to achieve the best outcomes.

Recovery can be slow and there is evidence that traditional rehabilitation approaches of pushing through fatigue or pain prevents progress and may make the condition worse.

We have a very gradual approach to treatment that includes

  • Pacing,
  • Reducing muscular pains,
  • Exercise without triggering fatigue
  • Optimising physical function to do things you enjoy.

Our pelvic health physios can also help address any bothersome gut and bladder symptoms that may occur when the autonomic system is not functioning optimally.