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Physical Therapy can Improve your Heart’s Future!

Physical Therapy can’t change your past, but it can improve your heart’s future!

Limitations such as difficulty walking up stairs, completing household tasks or grocery shopping due to poor endurance or fatigue can be treated through physical therapy.  
Regular exercise is essential for healthy heart function especially for elders who want to prevent or have experienced a heart attack, heart valve surgery, bypass surgery, diagnosis of heart failure or diagnosis of vascular disease. Physical Therapy helps people at all levels of physical conditioning to get moving and exercise without causing other health complications.
Maintaining a strong and healthy heart as we age is essential for a long and healthy life.
Patients who suffer from functional limitations associated with heart disease and heart failure should consider physical therapy to promote heart health.
Unhealthy heart limitations include:
  •        Physical problems
  •        Difficulty performing an exercise program due to cardiac symptoms
  •        Balance problems
  •        Fear of exercise due to heart condition
According to the Heart Association, these limitations can be reduced by just doing 30 minutes of physical activity for three to four days a week. Beginning an exercise program after a long period of inactivity or after a severe cardiac injury may be intimidating. However, fear should not keep you from maintaining a fit heart. Your physical therapist will work with you to establish a fitness plan that will get your heart pumping while ensuring your safety within your activity tolerance.
Physical therapy programs that promote heart health consist of a variety of exercise routines. These routines may range from light lifting to cardio and aerobic exercises. Although exercise programs will vary from patient to patient, the benefits of physical therapy do not change. These  benefits include:
  •        Strengthened heart and cardiovascular system
  •        Improved heart failure symptoms
  •        Reduced blood pressure
  •        Decreased risk factors related to cardiac injury
  •        Improved circulation to help your body use oxygen better
  •        Better mobility
Physical Therapy will certainly improve your heart’s health but other factors must also be considered.
  • Healthy meal choices
  • smoke-free lifestyle
  • Avoid high sugar diets and bad-for-you fat
A physical therapist is uniquely qualified to help with heart health because they understand a wide variety of mobility issues, they are used to helping people make lifestyle changes and they can put together a physical fitness plan that is based on each person’s specific needs and abilities. The program is created with your limitations and abilities in mind. Contact your physical therapist and begin your journey to a healthy heart today!

Moriarty Physical Therapy is a premier physical therapy center located in New York’s Hudson Valley. To find out more about physical therapy or to book your first appointment with a physical therapist, contact Moriarty Physical Therapy at (845) 454-4137 or visit their website

Schedule a FREE 15-minute Exploration Visit

Come visit one of our physical therapy clinics in New York or North Carolina and one of our Doctors of Physical Therapy will do a 15-minute consultation to see if physical therapy is right for you. In the consultation, we’ll help determine the source of pain and movement restrictions to see if you would benefit from physical therapy or might need the assistance of another healthcare professional. If so, we’ll make a referral and help speed up achieving your health goal.

You have nothing to lose; the screening is free! And if physical therapy could help you, we can perform the examination right then–even without a prescription–with Direct Access (covered by insurance).

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