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Can Physical Therapy Help Improve Heart Health?

Posted on by Zachary Vandenberg, DPT

Maintaining a healthy heart is a fundamental aspect of overall well-being. While most people associate physical therapy with the treatment of pain or injury, it may surprise you to learn that physical therapy can also play a significant role in promoting heart health. In this blog, we will explore the connection between physical therapy and heart health, discussing how targeted exercises and lifestyle changes can have a positive effect on your cardiovascular system.


Can PT Help Prevent Heart Disease?

Posted on by J. Cory Silver, PT, DPT, VRT, CAFS, 3DMAPS

The short answer is YES! Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. With a widespread problem, we should consider all of our options for prevention.


Physical Therapy After a Heart Attack

Posted on by Leython Williams, PT, DPT, CMTPT

An unexpected cardiac event, like a heart attack or an open-heart surgery, is an extremely scary experience. I’ve witnessed this first-hand as I was beside my father when he suffered a heart attack in October 2021. Thankfully, he survived the heart attack, but my father underwent an open-heart surgery quickly after that. His ongoing recovery process has been life-altering for our family, but his commitment to cardiac rehabilitation (cardiac rehab) has been critical in returning to a healthy life. For those of you that are going through this yourself or have loved ones that have experienced a cardiac event, here are some things to consider related to physical therapy after a heart attack:


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