According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, causing about 1 in 4 deaths. This is a frustrating statistic because much of heart disease is preventable. The heart pumps blood through our bodies and keeps us going every single day. We should take our heart health seriously.
There are many ways to support a healthy heart and reduce the risk of heart disease. Avoiding sedentary habits and being more physically active with regular exercise are essential preventative measures. Exercise can reduce your blood pressure, which saves your heart from working as hard each beat.
As physical therapists, we help people stay active by reducing pain and increasing heart rates. We encourage regular physical activity that supports heart health and circulation. We are trained in assessing blood pressure response to exercise, creating and monitoring exercise plans to improve cardiovascular fitness, and instructing exercises to improve pain and function while maintaining cardiovascular balance and safety.
If you have experienced a heart attack, seeing a physical therapist can play an important role in rehabilitation. We focus on getting the heart back in shape. During your appointment, we will check blood pressure and oxygen levels before and after movements to create a plan of care to meet your unique needs.
In our clinic, we see people struggling with the effects of multiple chronic diseases and added challenges recovering from injuries and surgeries. You may be surprised to learn that chronic pain can contribute to heart disease. If you suffer from chronic pain, you don't have to live with it. We focus on getting to the root of your pain and treating your condition by improving mobility, functioning, and strength.
Heart disease and heart failure affect endurance and quality of life. Heart disease makes it challenging to keep up with the body's daily demands. We help take care of patients in all phases of healing, from diagnosis to restorative and preventive stages of recovery. We will help you improve your exercise capacity, strength and endurance, and overall health and well-being.
You owe it to your heart to be committed to helping you live a long and healthy life. Come see our physical therapists who can create personalized treatment plans that will improve your mobility, manage your pain, decrease your risk of heart disease and help you recover if you have suffered from a heart attack. Call today at 520-459-1386 and take care of your heart health.