Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Physical Therapy

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Physical therapy can be used as a preventative measure against risk factors for heart disease. It can also be used to build up cardiovascular health after a person has had cardiac surgery. The goal is to build the patient's endurance to promote independent functioning, or performing daily activities.

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