APTA is committed to gathering information and resources about COVID-19 and Long COVID to help clinicians provide optimal care.
The evidence guiding best practice for treatment of Long COVID is evolving rapidly. Plan to review literature, such as PTJ: Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Journal, for relevant information often. New resources will be added as indicated. You may also find valuable resources from the APTA Sections and Academies.
Additionally, members can access the COVID-19 and Long COVID online community on the APTA Hub to share resources and ask questions. Sign up to receive alerts about updated content.
Physical therapist clinicians who treat this patient population can identify themselves to consumers by creating or updating their listing in APTA’s Find a PT directory on our consumer website ChoosePT.com. The “Practice Focus” filter includes an option for COVID-19/Long COVID.
Sep 23, 2022 / Article
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. As of July 19, 2022, over 559 million cases of COVID-19 and 6.3 million deaths have been confirmed.
Oct 12, 2022 / Roundup
In advance of APTA's Oct. 28-29 long COVID live online course, food for thought (and practice).
Oct 7, 2022 / News
The latest member resource delivers the fundamentals on a condition that PTs and PTAs are likely to encounter — if they haven't already.
Sep 26, 2022 / Resource
Long COVID can have far-reaching effects on patients’ lives. APTA has compiled these resources that you can select from to share with your patients and clients as appropriate.
Oct 21, 2022 / Resource
As part of health care teams for people with long COVID, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants play a critical role in screening and managing individuals experiencing long COVID symptoms.
Additional Long COVID Content
May 9, 2023 / Report
Over the course of the public health emergency, APTA surveyed its members to monitor how the pandemic was affecting the physical therapy profession.
May 8, 2023 /
APTA staff experts discuss what will be changing after the PHE ends on May 11 — and what won't.
Apr 24, 2023 / News
The association's latest TV and radio spots highlight long COVID as one example of isolating conditions that can be improved by physical therapy.
Oct 17, 2022 /
This quick listen provides insight into just a few of the topics that will be covered in "Long COVID Rehabilitation—Multidisciplinary Care: Pitfalls to Avoid and Pearls to Enhance Treatment" a two-part live online course presented Oct. 28 and 29.
Sep 23, 2022 / Resource
Early recognition and effective management of the potentially disabling effects of long COVID can lead to improved outcomes and quality of life. Physical therapists can help individuals with safe rehabilitation during long COVID recovery and empower them to self-manage lingering chronic symptoms.