February is American Heart Month
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Cardiovascular diseases affect the heart and circulatory system (heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure).
Physical Therapy can play a key role in heart health:
- Exercise-based rehabilitation for individuals with heart disease significantly improves outcomes and mortality rates.
- Expert advice and treatment to help individuals maintain or return to their normal level of function and daily activities.
- Healthy lifestyle changes recommended by a physical therapist can make a difference.
- Patients who performed strengthening and functional tasks three times a week for four weeks following a stroke make significant improvements in strength, walking speed and endurance.
If you or your loved one has cardiovascular disease, call a Pivot Physical Therapist today. You owe it to your heart!