Isolation survival guide

How to manage your symptoms of COVID-19

Got COVID-19? Gah, bad luck. We know it’s not easy. Not only because you’re probably not feeling your usual springy self, but having to isolate can really affect your mental and physical health.

The experienced physiotherapy team here at PPG have put together this handy isolation survival guide. It’s designed to help you through your isolation period and alleviate any side effects you’re feeling as a result of having COVID.

Read our Isolation Survival guide

The guide covers the key areas where you might be experiencing pain and discomfort. We’ve then put together an easy-to-follow layout of exercises you can do at home and tips to to help with the symptoms.

Here are the main areas we cover:

Neck Pain

Tension in the muscles around your neck, along with a tension headache, are often the first signs of the virus. It can also be a secondary side effect of feeling ill and spending long period in bed or in one position.

Read the guide to find exercises and tips to reduce your neck pain.

Lower Back Pain

Having an achy back is a common side effect of any flu or virus, and it’s no different with COVID. You can read our top tips to alleviate back pain and make you feel more comfortable.

Tight chest and shortness of breath

COVID is a virus that affects your entire body, however, many people who have been diagnosed describe a respiratory complaint, such as a cough, shortness of breath or chest tension.

Our guide covers ways to make breathing feel a little easier.

Looking after your mental health

It’s human nature to be want to be around friends, family and our community, so when COVID hits, it can be hard to isolate away from everyone. In addition is the worry over how to access food and making sure the rest of your family are well looked after.

We offer advice on how to look after your mental health if you have COVID or are stuck in isolation.

We’re open and we’re here to help

You’re not in this alone. If you, or someone you love, is in isolation and needs help, please don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and get in touch. We offer tele-health appointments if you’re not able to get into the Clinic and are always happy to talk on the phone and answer any questions.

Stay safe!

Corinna and the PPG team