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  • Move Forward Radio Discusses Heart Health and Cardiac Rehab for American Heart Month

    Knowing the signs of heart attack is important, but just as important are understanding the risk factors for heart disease and making the lifestyle changes that can reduce those risks. That's the focus of a recent Move Forward Radio episode that addresses heart health issues and the role of a physical therapist.

    In recognition of February as American Heart Month, Move Forward Radio talks with Pamela Bartlo, PT, DPT, CCS, who outlines the signs of a heart attack and risk behaviors for heart disease. She also describes the role of a PT in cardiac rehabilitation, and discusses how cardiac rehabilitation works best as a part of a lifestyle change for people who have heart issues.

    The main goal of cardiac rehab “is to change the person’s lifestyle behaviors so that they don’t ever have a heart problem again,” Bartlo says in the podcast.

    Other recent episodes of Move Forward Radio have included the topics of adaptive sports and fitness trends in 2015.

    Move Forward Radio airs approximately twice a month. Episodes are featured and archived at MoveForwardPT.com, APTA's official consumer information website, and can be streamed online via Blog Talk Radio or downloaded as a podcast via iTunes.

    APTA members are encouraged to alert their patients to the radio series and other MoveForwardPT.com resources to help educate the public about the benefits of treatment by a physical therapist. Ideas for future episodes and other feedback can be emailed to consumer@apta.org.

    Comments

    • Nice to see the blog and podcasts working.

      Posted by Heidi on 2/21/2015 5:21 PM

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