Online Course
COVID-19 and Community Rehabilitation
Deepen your understanding of evidence relating to the role community physiotherapists in managing persons with COVID-19

2-2.5 hours





Powered by Physiopedia
Plus Team
Course instructor

A team of committed individuals with a very wide variety of clinical and educational experience.

Course image - COVID-19 and Community Rehabilitation
Summarising the latest research & evidence
Trusted by over - clinicians
Learn anytime, anywhere, on any device
Accredited certificate of completion

Select a country (and if appropriate state) to view information about this course's accreditation and/or acceptance in this jurisdiction.

Included with subscription

And more...

Training 5 or more?

Get your team access to ALL courses plus exercise prescription & telehealth.


An increase in the rehabilitation needs of COVID-19 patients following their discharge from the hospital is to be expected during the pandemic. Rehabilitation services in local communities are often the best-placed to provide rehabilitation and long-term care. Community-based physiotherapists will be key in the ongoing rehabilitation of survivors of COVID-19 to optimise the recovery of these patients.


This course aims to provide you with knowledge on the rehabilitation needs of COVID-19 patients following discharge and the rehabilitation strategies that community-based physiotherapists can apply to optimise the recovery of these patients.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 2-2.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 2.1 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Discuss the role and general strategies of community-based physiotherapists in the rehabilitation of COVID-19 patients
  • Correctly identify the healthcare needs of COVID-19 patients in the community following hospital discharge
  • Explain how fatigue may influence the general function and well-being of patients with COVID-19 in the community
  • Plan an appropriate rehabilitation program for patients recovering from COVID-19 infection following discharge from hospital based on case scenarios.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
A very informative and thought-provoking course looking at the need for understanding the care and rehabilitation for post covid patients. It gives insight into how recovery can be adversely affected if we do not understand the physiological changes that may have occurred. Really interesting and informative.
Hayley Ingham
United Kingdom
This is a well-structured course with a lot of resources and related articles. You will feel more confident with your clinical practice, after completing it.
Although I'm an occupational therapist, I found this course interesting and important as its focus on community rehabilitation.
Safaa Nazzal
Occupational Therapist
This was a great course that not only expanded my clinical knowledge but gave me a greater insight into the collaboration of not only different disciplines but also between physiotherapists working in different areas of rehabilitation. It is great to see with some retraining all physiotherapists can assist in the rehabilitation of COVID patients. As a non respiratory physiotherapist I now feel I have knowledge and skills to provide rehabilitation services to this group of patients within my practice or in the community. Thank you for another great course Physioplus Team 🙂
Kim Jackson
Saint Lucia