Physiotherapy is extremely necessary in the case of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation. It specializes in the prevention, treatment, and Rehabilitation of the person suffering from disease/ injury of the heart and lungs. Cardio problems might cause symptoms such as shortness of breath, persistent cough, increased work of breathing, or reduced ability to perform any activity/ exercise, which is treated and worked upon by the cardio therapists.
A lot of people opted for Cardio-Respiratory Physiotherapy sessions during Covid 19 times to strengthen their lungs and many recovered from this disease by taking Chest Physiotherapy. Because chest physiotherapy leads to an increase in the vital capacity of the lungs.
Conditions that can be treated with Cardio Physiotherapy includes:
➤ Respiratory problems like COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
➤ Bronchial Asthma
➤ Post CABG (heart transplant surgery)
➤ Post-surgical cases like Kidney
➤ Heart/ Lung injury or surgery
How do our Cardio Physiotherapists’ (CP) work?
➤ CP does a proper assessment of the patient’s cardiorespiratory system, Endurance, Mobility, and accordingly plan a treatment program for his unique needs.
➤ Depending on the patient’s condition, physiotherapy treatment may include:
‣ Deep Breathing Exercises
‣ Hands-on Techniques and Breathing
‣ Facilitation exercises
‣ Percussions and Vibrations
‣ Coughing and Breathing Strategies
‣ Mobility Assistance ‣ Mobility Aids etc.
➤ CP helps to improve the general health and wellbeing of a person.
➤ CP help to:
‣ Increase lung capacity
‣ Loosen the secretions
‣ Make cough easier
‣ Manage the shortness of breath
‣ Prevent further respiratory and vascular complications such as chest infections and deep vein thrombosis
‣ Helps patient move safely in bed, sit up, stand and walk
‣ Helps to control breathing pattern and build muscle strength and endurance.
➤ Proper advice, prescription, and instructions about the exercises, and the walking aids are given to the patients.
Cardiorespiratory physiotherapy is an area of physiotherapy that specializes in the prevention, rehabilitation, and compensation of clients with diseases and injuries in the heart and lungs like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
If you don’t feel well enough yet or can’t find a way to get to a rehab centre, at-home or virtual care may be possible. Even if you exercise and eat healthy foods, you can still benefit from cardiac rehab. You may just be one of those people who needs only a brief program.
The goals of cardiac rehabilitation include establishing a plan to help one regain strength, prevent the condition from worsening, reduce the risk of future heart problems, and improve the overall health and quality of life.
Aerobic Exercise. Ideally, at least 30 minutes a day, at least five days a week. Example: Brisk walking, running, swimming, cycling, playing tennis, and jumping rope. Heart-pumping aerobic exercise is the best that is recommended at least 150 minutes per week of moderate activity.
Approximately 10 days after a heart attack most people are ready to start gentle physical activity again. The key to exercising after a heart attack is to start slowly, do something every day, and gradually build up the level of activity.