Online Course
Explore the long-term consequences and management of COVID-19

2-2.5 hours





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Darren Brown
Course instructor

Darren is a physiotherapist specialising in rehabilitation for people living with HIV and a patient advocate for Long COVID research

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Around one in ten people who contract coronavirus (COVID-19) will experience long-term consequences, otherwise known as Long COVID. Long COVID is the umbrella term used for the wide range of symptoms reported in patients with issues related to COVID-19 that last for 12 weeks or more. These symptoms involve many different body systems. A better understanding of the underlying pathologies and the impact of the disease on individuals and their functioning is needed in order to best guide our physiotherapy management of Long COVID. Due to the heterogeneous population, the wide range of symptoms reported and the lack of sufficient evidence, interventions for the physiotherapy management of Long COVID are still highly debated and should be individualised and risk-stratified.


The purpose of this course is to increase your knowledge of Long COVID, its debilitating impact and the latest evidence on its physiotherapy management.


This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions 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 1.8 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:

  • describe the concept/meaning of Long COVID
  • discuss the prevalence, presentation, pathophysiology and impact of Long COVID
  • correctly identify the current best hypothesised guidelines and interventions for the management of Long COVID

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


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

Featured reviews
This course gives a lot of insight and information on the subject! It is super helpful as an introduction to start working with people that have Long COVID.
Betien Baziany
I really enjoyed this course. I will now be able to help a patient with long-covid with confidence and a level of understanding I did not have before doing this course. The content was great!
Linda Lee
South Africa
Thank you very much Darren...this is a brilliant and very inspiring course!
Dominique Royle
United Kingdom
This course was very informative and I thank Darren for sharing his experience. I have been seeing patients after long covid and managing them generally. This course has changed my way of approach and managing our patients at the hospital
This is a wonderfully put-together course, that for me strikes the balance on giving a summary of all the clinical information on Long COVID (what we know so far) but highlighting the need to the forefront the lived experience of people living with Long COVID, as Darren himself does so well. Great job! I can highly recommend this, as somebody who is involved in physiotherapy education on a daily basis.
Saul Cobbing
South Africa
Great course and very accessible for me as a student, soon to be graduate. Really useful information and resources that I can carry across to my different rotations as well as friends, family, and people I encounter in day to day life.
Alexander Manley
United Kingdom
Having a professional that has had COVID-19, allows him to talk about what he knows in a scientific view but also in a personal view, and as we know both of these perspectives allow for better understanding and therefore a better action plan, on these types of conditions, and also showing instruments of assessment that can be used in practice
Margarida Pais
This course has provided me with confidence going into a new long COVID clinic that I didn't have before. It provides information about what is known and not known about the consequences of living with long COVID. It provides a forum to ask questions free from judgement to improve my skills in managing this condition.
Claire Collins
United Kingdom
Definitely worth doing! Concisely explains the condition and gives sound reasons for management.
Suzanne Beaubrun
Saint Lucia
I really enjoyed this course. It is short and sweet, yet very insightful about where we're at with regards to literature that supports evidence-based practice.
Karin Gundersen Nygaard
I highly recommend this course with Darren Brown on Long Covid. After taking this course you will feel more confident speaking with your patients about Long Covid in regards to what we do and do not yet know about living with Long Covid. As a clinician, you will also feel more confident managing people with Long Covid from your treatment approach to measuring their outcomes.
Karen Litzy
United States
A great course about Long Covid. Great video, great explanations, and the website has great resources too. I recommend it!
Bruno Rego
This course is a must-take for every health professional!
David Saater Gideon
A very helpful course and well explained.
Valerie Debigare
Really helpful course with lots of info! I feel much better informed on Long Covid, thank you.
Rachel Dexter
United Kingdom
I think this should be included in all foundation levels of learning throughout all healthcare systems from nursing, sports therapy through to club sports and beyond.
Kim Campbell
Massage Therapist
United Kingdom
Clear and concise information on what is a very new and ever-changing topic. I got lots of very helpful resources to give to patients to help them on their journey.
Theresa Evans
South Africa