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Seeking COVID-19 Survivors with Rehabilitation Experience

December 16, 2020

The National MS Society and other members of the Coalition to Preserve Rehabilitation are collecting stories from COVID survivors and/or their caregivers to make sure that policymakers are not only aware of the issue of the long-term impact of COVID, but design health care policies to address their needs. 

Many types of rehabilitation may be necessary to address long-term COVID symptoms, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, pulmonary therapy, respiratory therapy, cardiac therapy, cognitive therapy, mental health treatment, and any other relevant therapies. Patients and their caregivers often face barriers to accessing rehabilitative care, whether due to coverage policies, a lack of availability or awareness of services, or other policies that may make it difficult to receive the care you need. 
Specifically, we are looking for responses to the following questions: 
  • What long-term impacts have you experienced from COVID-19 after being discharged from the hospital (or other setting of care)? 
  • What forms of rehabilitation have you participated in, for how long, and were they helpful in addressing your long-term symptoms? 
  • What barriers have you encountered in seeking rehabilitation to address your long-term symptoms? 
Please share your story along with responses to the questions above to Joe Nahra, CPR Coordinator, at by December 31, 2020. 

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system. Currently there is no cure. Symptoms vary from person to person and may include disabling fatigue, mobility challenges, cognitive changes, and vision issues. An estimated 1 million people live with MS in the United States. Early diagnosis and treatment are critical to minimize disability. Significant progress is being made to achieve a world free of MS.


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