Online Course
COVID-19 Post-Acute Rehabilitation
Fill your knowledge gaps with evidence for acute COVID-19 rehabilitation as the key to long term recovery

2.5-3 hours





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People with severe COVID-19 infection have rehabilitation needs in the acute, post-acute and long-term phases of the disease. Many people who have suffered from COVID-19 may now be at risk of long-term impairment or disability. Physiotherapists are critical to the rehabilitation efforts in all phases of this disease. Rehabilitation has a positive effect on health and functioning outcomes, it improves recovery and can reduce disability, it may facilitate early discharge and reduce the risk of readmission. Physiotherapists also play a key role in supporting and empowering people through rehabilitation process.


This course aims to provide you with knowledge on the benefits of post-acute rehabilitation in COVID-19 patients, the clinical picture of these patients in the post-acute phase and rehabilitation strategies that can be applied by physiotherapists in the post-acute phase of COVID-19.


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 2.5-3 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 2.3 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 of rehabilitation during the post-acute phase of COVID-19
  • Correctly identify the possible complications and conditions that may develop in the post-acute phase of COVID-19
  • Plan a suitable, patient specific, post-acute rehabilitation strategy for a patient recovering from severe COVID-19 infection
  • Select at least 6 validated outcome measures to use during the post-acute phase in individuals with COVID-19
  • Describe the actions rehabilitation service providers can take to manage and improve rehabilitation services during the COVID-19 pandemic


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

Featured reviews
The content is relatable & very detailed. Good work by Team Physioplus! This course gives you the confidence & clarity to treat COVID 19 patients better, using specific guidelines & resource articles.
Sonal Joshi
An excellent course that gives an in-depth view of the therapy needs of past acute COVID care and suitable treatment interventions and outcome measures to monitor benefits of treatment and progress of patient recovery and function
Kim Jackson
Saint Lucia
The best course for physiotherapist to learn about the management and rehabilitation of covid 19 patients
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This course amazingly highlights a physiotherapists role in battling with the current pandemic and shows the necessity for the working of various health care professionals together to allow the patient for a smoother transition into normalcy.
Physiotherapy Assistant
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This course has equipped me with another dimension of how I can go with COVID 19 survivor who needs rehabilitation. I can now face them since I was too scared to face them before this course.
Physiotherapy Assistant
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