Musculoskeletal Pain, Weakness and Joint Stiffness with Long Covid

Long Covid Rehab

How PhysioFunction can help with musculoskeletal pain, weakness and joint stiffness.

Musculoskeletal pain, weakness and joint stiffness with Long Covid

After a length of time recovering from illness, particularily when bed bound, our muscles can become tighter and weaker, and with lack of movement, our joints can become stiffer. This can cause discomfort, increased effort of movement, reduced efficiency and fatigue.

Physiotherapy can help with the use of manual techniques to mobilise stiff and painful joints thus easing and improving range of movement. Together with targeted exercises, manual therapy can specifically strengthen and stabilise these problem areas.

Our team of musculoskeletal, neurological physiotherapists, physiotherapy assistants and sports therapists will use a combination of hands-on therapy including sports massage, technology and home exercise to achieve this.

Long Covid Symptoms

Physiotherapy can also help with the following symptoms. Click on the link for more information.

· Fatigue

· Reduced movement and function

· Difficulty with managing daily activities

· Lack of balance

· Breathlessness

· Cough and respiratory impairment

· Nutritional concerns

· Anxiety

· Pain


As Long Covid symptoms can be different for each person, our team will be able to create a personalised package of care.

For more information, please contact our Client Services Team on 0800 043 0327 or contact us via our Contact Us page or email

The team will be able to discuss your needs and book you in for an initial assessment.