Elevate Your Heart Rate With Physical Therapy

Elevate Your Heart Rate With Physical Therapy

Heart disease is a leading cause of death and disability. This shouldn't be a surprise - it's been at the top of the list for years. Research shows One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease. About 659,000 people in the United States die from heart disease each year—that's 1 in every 4 deaths. You know that taking care of your heart is important. That means doing things like eating right, avoiding smoking, and exercising regularly. While all of those things can be difficult, today we're going to focus on exercise.

HOW PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP WITH YOUR HEART HEALTH

Cardiovascular exercise is anything that makes you breathe harder and your heart pump faster. That could be walking, running, dancing, biking, swimming or hiking. It strengthens your heart and blood vessels. It can help control weight, lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and prevent heart disease.

If you're regularly going for a run or swimming laps, you don't need help from one of our providers here at Barkman & Smith Physical Therapy. But, 3 out of 4 adults aren't exercising regularly. If you'd like to get started, one of our provider's at Barkman & Smith Phyiscal Therapy are ready to care, value and serve you. Click here for more details. It's not uncommon to get injured, then never get back to your old routine. Barkman & Smith PT/OT can help you deal with the old injury and design a plan to get you safely back to regular activity.

It's also not uncommon to try to be more active on your own, only to stir up pain somewhere like your back, hip, knee or shoulder. Our team can help with that too. They'll figure out why you're having pain, help you correct it, and get you a plan to reach your goals.

 

At Barkman & Smith Physical Therapy can also help you safely increase your activity levels after major medical issues like a heart attack, stroke, or even cancer. Recent research has shown improvements in cardiovascular fitness, fatigue levels and even pain in cancer patients who participate in a personalized physical fitness plan from a PT/OT.

 

Whatever your barriers to physical activity are, Barkman & Smith Physical Therapy can likely help you overcome them. As movement experts, physical therapists are trained to deal with a variety of conditions. They'll help you work around whatever issues you have so you can safely elevate your heart rate and keep cardiovascular disease away.

Elevate Your Heart Rate With Physical Therapy

Physical & Occupational therapists are amongst the highest educated movement specialists in medicine — with many holding doctorate degrees. Therapists work to improve quality of life through prescribed exercises, hands-on care, and one-on-one education.

At Barkman & Smith Physical Therapy, we begin with a physical exam to understand your issue and determine how we can best help. Our physical therapists then use a combination of exercises, stretching, equipment, and hands-on techniques to help movement and increase range of motion. Please click here for more information.

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