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Our Physiotherapists help people with Long COVID understand their symptoms and know what their body can tolerate, guiding them back to normal levels of health and exercise.

Long Covid can be confusing. People often feel as though they do not have control over their symptoms. The effects of Long COVID can last for months and impact greatly on our ability to feel “normal” again. Feelings of fatigue, breathlessness, pain and brain fog can come and go with little warning.

At Bend + Mend, our Physiotherapist’s are up to date with the latest Long COVID research making us leaders in the management of Long COVID in a private setting. We understand that it can be hard to know what is the right treatment path, and it doesn’t take much to make you feel worse.

We create a personalised treatment plan for you in our Sydney CBD clinic, or virtually via Telehealth. We see people who have been in hospital or managed their COVID illness at home and are still experiencing symptoms after four weeks.

Symptoms of Long COVID include:

  • Fatigue
  • Joint and Muscle pain
  • Reduced strength and ability to exercise
  • Shortness of breath
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Sleep disturbance and unrefreshing sleep
  • Brain Fog (or cognitive impairment)
  • Post Exertional Malaise (PEM)
  • Heart Palpitations and chest pain
  • POTS (Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome)

What to expect at your first Long COVID Physiotherapy Session

Your first appointment will be a full assessment to gain a thorough insight into your Long COVID symptoms, concerns and reasons for attending.

We will develop an individualised treatment plan that will be tailored to your own experience of Long COVID. After the appointment, we will ask you to fill in some surveys at home to establish your starting point. You will be fully supported by our Physio’s who have a real passion for treating people affected by Long COVID.

Following the initial assessment, we will then come up with the best management plan for you. This may involve:

  • A supervised rehabilitation programme.
  • Pain relief for joints and muscles.
  • Education on pacing for exercise.
  • Endurance and strengthening.
  • Mobility and stretching.
  • Fatigue management.
  • Advice on breathing control and vagus nerve techniques.
  • Management of Post Exertional Malaise (PEM).
  • Heart Rate and Pulse Oximetry Monitoring.
  • Referral to other medical providers as needed.


Long COVID Physiotherapy Initial Consultation (45’) – $155

Long COVID Physiotherapy Follow Up Consultation (30’) – $145

Please call or email to book a Long COVID appointment.