Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) encompasses various conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels, including stroke, heart failure, and abnormal heart rhythms. It is a prevalent issue, with over 50 percent of individuals having an average chance of developing CVD at some point in their lives. Several factors contribute to an increased risk of CVD, such as obesity, smoking, inactivity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arterial blockages, poor sleep, stress, and excessive alcohol consumption.

Common Symptoms of Cardiovascular Disease:

  • Chest pain
  • Pain in the left shoulder
  • Pain or discomfort in the arms, elbows, jaw, or back
  • Cold sweats
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness

Treatment Options for Cardiovascular Disease:

  • Cardiac Rehab Programs: Provide lifestyle counseling and safe exercise tailored for individuals with heart issues.
  • Medications: Used to control cholesterol, increase blood flow, or regulate heart rhythm.
  • Surgery: Applied when heart conditions do not respond to other treatments, including repairing heart valves, removing plaque from arteries, or implanting a pacemaker.
  • Mental Health Therapy: Aids in stress management.

Physiotherapy at Activa Clinics for Cardiovascular Disease:

Physiotherapists at Activa Clinics offer custom cardiac rehab plans incorporating various services to improve heart health, expedite recovery, and reduce the risk of future heart issues. Services include custom exercise plans, aqua therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, weight loss programs, smoking cessation programs, and patient education.

Whole-Body Approach to Healing:

Physiotherapists at Activa Clinics take a whole-body approach to treat cardiovascular disease and its associated issues. Treatment plans may include exercises, stretches, recommendations to overcome physical limitations, massage therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, custom orthotics, and functional braces.

Ways to Lower the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease:

  • Get regular check-ups, especially for blood pressure.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Follow a proper diet with an emphasis on fruits, vegetables, and grains while avoiding saturated fats, added sugars, and sodium.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Consider participating in a cardiac rehab program, especially if there are multiple risk factors or a history of heart issues.

Diagnostic Approach at Activa Clinics:

Activa Clinics use advanced diagnostics to obtain a clear picture of the impact of CVD on overall health and wellness. The experience in diagnosing various forms of CVD is crucial for developing custom treatment plans that address the unique needs of each individual. The comprehensive plans may incorporate a variety of treatment options to provide optimal solutions.

Cost and Coverage

Like many of our services, our physiotherapy treatments are often covered through employer, auto, or disability insurance. So treatments can be available at little or no cost to you. Get in touch or schedule a consultation to learn more.