We Offer Hope Through Exercise for Those With Congestive Heart Failure
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with congestive heart failure and are seeking information on healthy lifestyle changes, such as exercising, managing stress and losing weight, we can help. Research indicates that there is almost no disease or illness that exercise doesn’t benefit. Whether you have a weak heart (congestive heart failure), have had a heart attack, or other heart disease, it doesn’t mean that you should lead a sedentary lifestyle. In fact, exercise hastens your recovery by strengthening your heart and cardiovascular system, improves your circulation and helps your body use oxygen better, improves your heart failure symptoms, improves cholesterol levels and lowers blood pressure.
Individuals with congestive heart failure often don’t have the energy, support or knowledge needed to start an appropriate exercise program. Their primary symptoms of shortness of breath and fatigue have led to diminished exercise and in turn, contributed greatly to decreased social and physical functioning and quality of life. Exercise is essential in reversing the negative effects of an inactive lifestyle. Done correctly, exercise enables individuals with congestive heart failure to regain energy, physical strength, mobility, independence and improves their ability to live life the way they want to live it.
Tandem Strength & Balance, a professional team of licensed physical therapists, develops custom, strength-resistance exercise programs for those living with congestive heart failure in the comfort and security of their homes. In addition, we understand that regaining adequate strength not only ensures a more fulfilling, social and engaging life for those who are living with heart disease but helps to reduce the risk of falling, makes walking easier and lessens in-home care.
Ongoing exercise has many advantages for individuals with heart failure but most importantly, they get to enjoy an active and engaged life!
Private Pay Physical Therapy For Heart Failure Patients
The private pay, in-home physical therapy programs offered by Tandem Strength & Balance can help you or your loved one living with congestive heart failure to experience a better quality of life. We have the expertise and patience needed to help individuals to get strong and stay strong so they can enjoy what most of us take for granted; the strength to walk safely, live independently and the desire to participate in social outings with family and friends; all things that make for a happy life. Don’t wait to contact our Minneapolis/St. Paul service online, by phone or in person. It’s important to recognize that those with heart failure can improve, regardless of age or diagnosis.
Everyone starts to lose strength within 3-5 days after strength training has stopped. So many older adults can not afford to lose any strength because they are just getting by.
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As physical therapists, we continue to challenge all of our clients in a way that caregivers and families can’t. We address the root cause of their mobility issues and help older adults build strength so they can enjoy their independence and keep living costs lower.