Cardiac health for people with disabilities

Watch our Physiotherapist Adina give pointers on how to maintain your heart health!

Did you know that people living with disabilities are often at greater risk of developing heart disease?

The good news is this is definitely preventable! Our Senior Physiotherapist Adina gives us some pointers in this video.

You can also have a read of her longer message below the video, and reach out to our Physio team if you require more information and support.

Cardiac health is a broad term that encompasses all things that impact the structure and function of our heart. More Australians die of heart disease than any other cause, and people with disabilities often are at a greater risk for developing this health condition that can be prevented!

So how can you prevent heart disease? You can reduce your risk of heart disease by improving some of your lifestyle choices. This includes eating well, exercising regularly, stop smoking and seeing your doctor regularly.

As a Physiotherapist, I know that regularly physical activity has many benefits for your health, both now and in the future. By getting your heart to work a little harder, you can cut your risk of heart disease by a third – regardless of your age, gender, income or where you live!

If you’re not sure where start, getting in touch with a health professional is a great place to start!