Treating Cardiovascular Conditions with Exercise
Common conditions we treat with exercise include:
Our 4 Step Approach
Step 2: Plan
We take special care when crafting our programs to deliver optimal results with client safety being a priority. All plans are balanced and focus on overall health and getting our clients back to what they love.
Step 3: Coach
Our clients are granted full-access to all our resources when we plan and prescribe lifestyle changes. We do things step-by-step to make sure our clients are in control of their journey towards new behaviours.
Step 4: Monitor
Treating Coronary Heart Disease with exercise
Coronary heart disease and coronary artery disease are often used interchangeably to describe the interruption of blood supply to the heart. A buildup of plaque in the arteries leads to the narrowing and stiffening of arteries. This reduces the flow of oxygen rich blood to the heart. When the heart is starved of oxygen, it can lead to chest pain (angina) and heart attack (myocardial infarction).
Often the heart disease is diagnosed once well advanced, usually caused by heart attack or chest pain. Exercise and lifestyle factors work to prevent and management the condition.
Treating Stroke with exercise
A stroke is a sudden interruption of blood supply to the brain. The most common cause of stroke (ischemic) is a blockage of a blood vessel causing damage to brain tissue. The other form of stroke (hemorrhagic) refers to the bursting of a blood vessel that causes damage to brain tissue. Stroke is considered a leading cause of death and disability globally. Approximately 55,000 Australians suffer from strokes annually.
Exercise can considerably reduce further strokes and aids in patients recovery times and levels.
Treating Peripheral Vascular disease with exercise
Peripheral vascular disease is the narrowing of blood vessels that supply blood to body parts other than the brain or heart. The narrowing of vessels is caused by a build up of fatty deposits. People with peripheral vascular disease are up to 6 times more like to suffer a heart attack or a stroke. Undiagnosed it can lead to organ damage and loss of fingers, toes and in some cases limbs.
Even moderate increases in physical exercise can improve peripheral vascular disease. Studies point toward structured and supervised exercise programs as provided steady and sustainable improvements while managing pain.