Presented By: Dr. Catherine Lewan, DPT, CYT
While our understanding of Long COVID is evolving, current data suggest that many of the persistent symptoms of COVID-19 may be explained by upregulated or sensitized neuroimmune function. Screening for clinical signs of neuroimmune upregulation improves clinical reasoning and outcomes by identifying patients who will require a modified approach to standard rehabilitation to avoid further upregulation, worsening symptoms and poor tolerance to activity.
About Dr. Catherine Lewan:
Dr. Catherine Lewan, PT DPT, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, educator, and advocate. Her interest in Long COVID was piqued early in the pandemic when reports indicated that a significant number of COVID-19 survivors developed signs and symptoms of dysautonomia. Dr. Lewan’s clinical practice has focused on dysautonomia since 2017, when she publicly disclosed her own diagnosis of Postural Orthopedic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS,) a type of dysautonomia that has a variety of triggers, including COVID-19. To prepare for this course and the cases she sees with Long COVID/Long COVID POTS, Dr. Lewan he has completed multiple CE courses on Long COVID, components of the APTA’s extensive Post-Acute Covid-19 Exercise and Rehabilitation (PACER) project, NIH webinars and independent research. She is committed to developing resources that are evidence-informed and meet the biopsychosocial needs of those living with persistent symptoms.
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