Sometimes referred to as cardiac rehabilitation, physiotherapy immediately following a heart attack has been known to reduce the likelihood of future problems. This is quite interesting, for most individuals associate physiotherapy with acute injuries or age-related mobility issues alone. We should still recognise that the heart is a muscle and if it is trained properly, it will remain healthy. What are some of the primary benefits associated with this form of physiotherapy?
The Preventative Edge
Of course, the main advantage of cardiac rehabilitation is to help prevent future heart attacks, strokes and similar circulatory problems. This is primarily accomplished through exercises which stimulate blood flow while mildly increasing one's heart rate. The end goal is to allow the individual to lead a healthier lifestyle.