Over 5 million Americans are living with congestive heart failure (CHF) today. Heart failure is a progressive condition; fortunately it can be treated & managed with good medical care and making the appropriate lifestyle changes. A structured rehabilitation program is the best way to get a good start on your heart failure treatment plan.
Cardiac Therapy Programs provide comprehensive treatment and education in order to help recovery and prevent recurrence of heart problems. Physical and occupational therapists work closely with a multi-disciplinary team of physicians, nursing staff, and dietary to accomplish each person’s individualized goals.
Therapy interventions for Congestive Heart Failure include:
- Help with energy conservation techniques
- Activity tolerance training
- Sternal precautions after surgery
- Adaptive equipment training
- Stress management strategies
- Breathing techniques
- Home exercise programs
- Patient education on diet and heart disease
If you have a cardiac/cardiopulmonary condition, talk to your doctor about your treatment plan and ask if Physical or Occupational therapy can help. Cardiac Therapy Programs are designed to help you control your odds symptoms and resume an active and productive life within the limits of your condition.