COVID Activity Rehabilitation Program (CARP) at Mayo Clinic
People who have been infected with COVID-19 often experience symptoms long after their infection has resolved. Mayo Clinic has developed programs which may help improve some of these continued symptoms.
Patients with post COVID-19 syndrome can make themselves worse if they push themselves too hard. It is often hard for patients to understand how to limit their activity while healing from the COVID-19 infection. Our physical and occupational therapy team helps patients pace themselves appropriately.
Greetings. My name is Dr. Greg Vanichkachorn and I serve as the medical director for the COVID activity rehabilitation program at Mayo Clinic. Since the spring of 2020, our program has helped people who continue to have symptoms after a COVID-19 infection.
The first few weeks after a COVID-19 infection can be a very difficult and scary time. Our program is designed to help you during this early period.
First, we focus on making sure there are no other medical conditions, like another infection, that could be affecting your recovery. Then our team develops a personal treatment plan consisting of physical and occupational therapy, lifestyle changes, and possibly sometimes medications.
By helping you as early as possible, we hope to get you back to your normal life, both at home and at work.
If you would like information about how to manage symptoms on your own, review the materials on our website for ideas and suggestions.
If you would like help from a health care provider, please contact our team. Use the links below to set up an appointment. We look forward to partnering with you to help you feel better.