We have a lot of experience in guiding, advising and coaching patients with heart-, vascular- and lung-problems. Physiotherapy helps, in spite of the physical discomfort, to move and stay as active as possible while learning how to perform daily activities with your physical restrictions.
Heart problems include patients that have undergone heart surgery, experienced a heart attack or have a failing heart.
Obstructive arterial disease (claudicatio intermittens) occurs a lot among older people and can cause problems with walking.
Lung problems, such as COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), includes the diseases: chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Patients with COPD are mainly affected by bronchial obstruction, with symptoms such as shortness of breath, coughing up mucus, and fatigue. Due to this condition and its consequences, the general condition and quality of life deteriorates. Fearing shortness of breath through exertion, patients often tend to avoid actions with effort through which the condition worsens even more. By starting personal coaching, walking distances and endurance will increase. The symptoms of shortness of breath and fatigue diminish during exercise and improve the quality of life. In our practice, you will be treated by a physiotherapist registered with Hart Vaat en Longfysiotherapie > more info.