Cardiac Conditioning Great Neck & Farmingdale, NY

Cardiac Conditioning

Cardiac conditioning, also known as cardiac rehabilitation, is a form of physical therapy treatment designed to help you either recover from a heart attack or prevent you from getting one. If you have already suffered a heart attack, the rehabilitation services provided will also lower your risk of suffering from another one.

With our cardiac conditioning programs, our physical therapists will provide you with exercise treatments and emotional support. They will also educate you on simple things you can do in your daily life to reduce your risk of heart problems, such as maintaining a healthy weight, eating nutritious, heart-healthy meals, and cutting out harmful habits like smoking or excessive drinking.

Why Should I Consider Cardiac Conditioning?

The main goal of cardiac conditioning is to improve your overall quality of life. This entails regaining your strength, preventing any current heart conditions from worsening and lowering your risk of future cardiac ailments. In fact, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology both recommend cardiac conditioning for reducing your risk of death from heart disease and preventing the furthering of issues. The most common conditions and health risks requiring cardiac conditioning include:

  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Angina or chest pain
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Angioplasty
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Heart valve repair or replacement
  • Heart or lung transplant

If you suffer from any of these cardiac conditions, our cardiac conditioning treatment program can benefit you!

How Will I Benefit From These Treatments?

Your physical therapist will work closely with your primary care physician to assess your medical history and decide what forms of treatment will be best for you. Each treatment plan is created for the unique needs of each patient, based on what will elicit the most improvement. After your medical history has been reviewed, your physical test will perform a variety of physical evaluations that will also help in determining your treatment plan.

Most plans will include a form of low-impact physical activities that won’t present any risk of injuring or overwhelming you. These may include walking, jogging, cycling, rowing, or any other form of activity that your physical therapist may believe is appropriate for you. Your physical therapist may also suggest muscle strengthening exercises, such as lifting weights within a reasonable weight range.

You will likely also receive lifestyle education from your physical therapist, regarding the best ways you can promote health and wellness in your everyday life. This may include managing certain conditions, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes. Over time, your cardiac conditioning treatments will lead to:

  • Strength gain
  • Weight management
  • Healthy life habits
  • Lowered risk of future issues

Don’t wait to contact us if you are suffering from a heart condition. Request a consultation at Great Neck & Farmingdale, NY with one of our physical therapists today, and get started on the path toward better cardiac health!