Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physiotherapy
Are you experiencing symptoms that might indicate a heart, vascular, or lung problem, or have you already been diagnosed with a cardiovascular or pulmonary disease? Physiotherapy can help you. Our physiotherapist specializes in this field and is knowledgeable about your condition and the most effective therapies.
Cardiovascular diseases and diseases of the lungs and respiratory tract are very common, especially as we age. Nowadays, almost everyone knows someone with a heart or lung condition. These disorders have a significant impact on quality of life and reduce the number of healthy years.
In many cases, you and your physical therapist can create a plan to prevent your condition from worsening, improve your breathing capacity, or enhance your overall strength. Through coaching, training, and advice, you will be better equipped to manage your condition, eventually becoming more self-reliant without our assistance.
When to contact a Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapist?
Cardiopulmonary conditions may manifest as shortness of breath, a
persistent cough, increased work of breathing, or a reduced ability to
Common cardiopulmonary conditions include:
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and other lung conditions such as Asthma, Bronchiectasis or Lung cancer.
- Peripheral Vascular Disease
- COVID-19 rehabilitation
- Congestive Cardiac Failure (CCF)
- Respiratory Infections, e.g. Pneumonia
- Heart Attack (MI)
- Heart or lung injury or surgery
Physiotherapy after hospitalization
Hospitalization, whether for recovery after a major injury or an intensive care stay for the treatment of a serious illness, can rapidly lead to a decrease in muscle strength and the condition of the heart and lung system. This may result in leaving the hospital in a weaker state than before and facing challenges when returning home.
This is why it is important to contact a physiotherapist as soon as possible and start working on breathing techniques, and build cardiovascular endurance, strength, mobility, and independence.
Our physiotherapist is specially trained for this and can initiate your
recovery program with at-home treatments, which can then be continued in
our professional rehabilitation facilities in Calpe or Altea.
Would you like to make an appointment or receive more information?
You do not necessarily need a referral for physiotherapy; you can simply contact us and make an appointment. However, in most cases, you will have had previous contact with a general practitioner. Since it involves more complex care, it is important to bring medical information and, if you have a weak heart, to seek permission from your cardiologist in advance. You can also discuss this with our therapist during your initial consultation.
During the initial consultation, our physiotherapist will conduct a detailed assessment and inquire about your condition, treatment, and recovery progress thus far. The physiotherapist will work with you to identify and prioritize your goals. They will also provide advice on making lifestyle changes, such as suitable exercise.