This session builds upon the introduction to post-COVID conditions, to provide an overview of multi-system sequelae that restrict individual’s functional endurance during occupational performance, including cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, neurologic, and sensorimotor dysfunction. Medical diagnostics and considerations will be discussed for various symptom clusters to support individual practitioners’ clinical decision-making for optimal client safety during occupational therapy evaluation and intervention. Using case study presentations this course will demonstrate the occupational therapy process for remediating functional endurance, highlighting targeted intervention tools for skill remediation and graded activity modifications to successfully restore client participation in meaningful physical fitness routines.
· Describe the multi-system post-COVID conditions contributing to reduced functional endurance during occupational performance, including cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, neurological, vestibular, and the impact of post-exertion malaise.
· Identify clinical diagnostics and key areas for occupational therapy assessment while evaluating patients presenting with post-COVID dyspnea, palpitations, chest pain, tachycardia, dizziness, and pre-syncope in the outpatient setting.
· Apply symptom targeted intervention tools to reduce symptom burden and remediate occupational performance.
· Implement occupational therapy intervention programs to remediate functional endurance and support successful return to participation across domains of occupational engagement for individuals with post-COVID conditions.
· Recommend tailored activity modifications to patient preferred fitness routines to accommodate limited functional reserve and support gradual skill remediation.
Speakers: Jamie Wilcox, OTD, OTR/L and Ella Wilson, MA, OTR/L
Earn 1.0 Contact Hour