The APPI Long COVID rehabilitation programme

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We’re delighted to be launching one of the first tailored, structured and research-based Long COVID programmes available in the UK Physiotherapy sector.

At APPI we pride ourselves on being on the forefront of ‘movement medicine’ – and as such see the enormous benefit we can provide to people suffering from the long-term effects of this virus. COVID-19 hit the UK in a huge way, affecting hundreds of thousands of people over the last year – as well as leaving many people with ongoing side effects that need a structured programme to allow for full recovery.

The long-term effects of the virus include breathlessness, rapid heart rate, brain fog, fatigue and movement soreness. Our programme is designed to address these in a tailored and structured way – to allow you the optimum recovery in the shortest time frame.

What is Long COVID?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. The health watchdog NICE defines Long COVID as lasting for more than 12 weeks, although others consider symptoms that last more than 8 weeks to be Long COVID.

Research suggests around one in five people who test positive for COVID-19 have symptoms for 5 weeks or longer. For around one in ten people, they last 12 weeks or longer.

What are the signs and symptoms?

The most commonly reported ongoing symptoms – regardless of hospitalisation status are:
•    fatigue
•    muscle ache
•    shortness of breath
•    headache
•    heart palpitation
•    chest pains
•    brain fog
•    anxiety and depression

What is the APPI Long COVID programme?

The APPI Long COVID programme is 6 weeks of 2 sessions a week. The sessions will start with a 25-minute class – gradually increasing by 5 minutes a week so we can make sure you’re progressing correctly through the stages of the recovery. Along the way you’ll have a series of daily exercises to do, with additional videos to support you outside of classes.

In the first few weeks we’ll also incorporate a ‘chat’ feature at the end of sessions. We’ll all get to know each other and share our stories and ideas – creating a sense of community as we all work through the challenges left by the virus as a group.

How do I book?

To find out the full details of the programme visit our page here, which covers what’s involved, costs and how the programme is structured. You can book at any time on the desktop version of the Mindbody Online here or by speaking to our lovely reception team on 0208 8797711 or by contacting us at