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Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Offers Post-COVID Program at Scotch Plains Facility

Scotch Plains

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Rahway, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, offers a Post-COVID Recovery Program to address the needs of individuals with post-COVID syndrome.

The Post-COVID Recovery Program enlists RWJUH Rahway's highly skilled physiatrists, physical, occupational and speech therapists who work together to evaluate and create a plan of care for each patient. 

Each of these disciplines is needed to address the wide range of symptoms presented by post-COVID patients, from fatigue, decreased endurance and difficulty breathing to joint pain and problems with sleeping and concentration known as "brain fog." 

Patient care is provided by clinical experts at one of three locations: RWJUH Rahway, RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center in Scotch Plains, and RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center in Carteret.

"While it is still yet to be seen if long-COVID will affect those who have contracted COVID-19 during this most recent surge, we have learned that early intervention, addressing all symptoms through a unique and interdisciplinary approach will lead to a much better outcome," said Paul Abend, DO, FAAPMR, Physiatrist and Medical Director of Rehabilitation Services, RWJUH Rahway, an RWJBarnabas Health facility.

RWJUH Rahway's Post-COVID Recovery Program requires a prescription and an initial evaluation to custom design a plan of care. 

For more information and to make an appointment, please call (732) 499-6012.