Many people ask this question, but cardiac rehab does not have an end date. In many ways cardiovascular physical therapy – even just taking a short brisk walk every day – is a lifestyle change. Exercise is doubly important if you have diabetes which is often accompanied by heart trouble. If you have diabetes, you may be two to four times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease.
The short answer is yes if it is too much. However, if all the necessary precautions and procedures are followed, the cardiac exercises are absolutely great for your heart. Before starting any physical therapy program your doctor or therapist will most likely determine a safe level of exercise for you.
During cardiovascular physical therapy workouts will be closely monitored by a physical therapist, exercise physiologist, and/or nurse.
Haym Salomon Home for Nursing and Rehabilitation’s heart specialists and rehab therapists are great, and the medical director is a cardiologist. If you live in Brooklyn NY and have had heart surgery or other heart condition, rest assured that you are in good hands with us. Our cardiovascular physical therapy specialists are second to none and can get you back on your feet again.
Contact us to find out more about our rehabilitation therapy services and medical care. We are here to answer any questions and concerns you may have. Let us know what worries you and how we can help to smooth out any issues. Our admission office coordinators can talk to you and help.