Cardiac Physiotherapy

Our physiotherapists are experienced in providing a complete range of physiotherapy services.

 

Fill up the form to know more about our physiotherapy services for Cardiac Patients.

  • Therapy for general injuries
  • Therapy for sports injuries
  • Speedy recovery after surgery

Cardiac Physiotherapy

Our physiotherapists are experienced in providing a complete range of physiotherapy services.

 

Fill up the form to know more about our physiotherapy services for Cardiac Patients.

  • Therapy for general injuries
  • Therapy for sports injuries
  • Speedy recovery after surgery

Physiotherapy For Cardiac Patients

Cardiac Physiotherapy

 

Undergoing cardiac surgery can be a stressful and anxious experience for everyone. But recovering from one is an equal effort intensive goal. This is where the field of Cardiac Physiotherapy enters the picture and changes the game to a great extent. This is a part of the overall Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs being conducted by almost all hospitals.

 

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is a multidisciplinary effort involving many health care professionals like Cardiologists, Nurses, Dietitians, Cardiac Physiotherapists, Pharmacists, psychologists, etc. Each member is trained in their field and contribute to the overall improvement of the patient.

 

Cardiac Rehabilitation programs are broken down into 4 stages

 

Phase 1: Immediately Post Operation

 

This is the first and the most intensive phase of the CR program with an emphasis on physiotherapy for cardiac patients, starting from the ICU. The physiotherapist works closely with your doctor and other staff to prepare a plan for you that includes:

 

  • Assessment of your health condition
  • Identifying a goal for you to achieve
  • Work with you on safe exercises to improve your mobility
  • Help you move with any precautions as prescribed by your doctor
  • Identify any risk factors that may lead to any further cardiac issues

 

Phase 2: Follow Up Routine

 

This is the next phase that starts when you get discharged from the hospital and return home. You will still be monitored by the team and expected to make frequent follow-up visits to the hospital. This also marks the second phase of your physiotherapy, since you can move a little more now.

 

An additional part of this phase is the inclusion of exercise to be done by oneself and training on how to monitor your health during exercises.

 

Phase 3: Transition

 

This is the phase where your visit to the hospital is minimized and you are encouraged to create an exercise routine, monitor your results and effects of exercise on your heart rate. By this phase, most of the other CR team members’ involvement may reduce significantly, but your cardiac physiotherapist will be actively involved with you, monitoring your progress. Physiotherapy for heart patients includes developing plans to improve their motor skills, stamina, and flexibility. This is what your physiotherapist helps you achieve.

 

Phase 4: Independent Monitoring

 

The last phase involves taking advantage of all the knowledge you have acquired in the previous 3 phases. Here you are expected to independently lead your daily life and take care of your health by following the guidelines of the previous phases. You can always contact your Cardiac Rehabilitation team for any help, however, this phase is focused towards helping you lead a normal life on your own.

Whenever we hear of the word “Heart Disease”, the only two words we think of are Heart Attack or Heart Failure. But, there is much more to heart diseases than these two. Multiple types of heart diseases can occur to a person. To understand the different types of treatments being prescribed by doctors or even to understand why is there a different type of physiotherapy for heart patients, we need to understand the different types of heart diseases. Some of the common types of heart ailments are:

 

1. Congenital Heart Ailments – These are what are commonly termed as “birth defects”, i.e. they are present right from the time a child is born. Some common types of congenital heart defects are septal defects and obstruction defects.

 

2. Arrhythmia – Although the name is not so common, this is the type of problem occurring most commonly. In the simplest terms, when the heart does not beat in a normal rhythm and instead beats either faster or slower, it is called arrhythmia.

 

3. Coronary Artery Diseases – The coronary arteries are vital parts of our body functioning as they provide oxygen and other nutrients to the heart. When these arteries become affected in any way (either diseased, damaged or blocked), the result can be quite disastrous.

As the medical field keeps discovering more and more types of diseases that can inflict the human heart, at the same rate treatments are being tried and perfected for each of these diseases. Some of the common treatments being given to cardiac patients are:

 

  • Medications
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Pacemaker installation

When it is the question of heart diseases, everyone prefers medical treatment and the frequently asked question is whether physiotherapy for cardiac patients is effective? To get an answer to this, what needs to be understood is that physiotherapy is not a replacement of medical treatment.

 

Instead, it is a supplement to the medicines, to help the affected patient regain their strength, stamina, and flexibility. Medical procedure can only try to fix the problem, whereas cardiac physiotherapy aims to help you maintain the new found health. Below listed are some of the most common benefits observed for the physiotherapy programs:

 

  • Strength building in the body and muscles after a surgery
  • Developing healthier habits including lifestyle changes, so that the effects of the surgery are long lasting
  • Stress Management leading to a happier and healthier life
  • Work with you to reduce the onset of depression post the surgery
  • Improving health rate and reducing the risk of further problems

So what types of exercises form part of the physiotherapy for cardiac patients? There are a variety of exercises the physiotherapists prescribe and practice. These depend on several factors including the status of the patient, their age, their stamina, their flexibility and the presence of other chronic ailments. Some of the standard exercises forming a part of cardiac physiotherapy are:

 

  • Deep Breathing Exercises with carried number of breaths for different patients or patients at different stages of recovery
  • Incentive Spirometry
  • Providing coughing support to the patients including physical support, support of a pillow and sternal support like Heart Hugger
  • Guidance of sternal precautions for patients having undergone open heart surgeries

We at Care24 completely understand the anxiety and stress associated with cardiac surgery. We all want the best for our loved ones and want them to recover quickly from any ailments. It is with this thought, we train our specially selected physiotherapists.

 

Our experienced team understands the importance of physiotherapy for heart patients extremely well and hence are there for them, every step of the way. While surgery is the biggest stage, recovering after a surgery and getting back to normal life is even more difficult. You need to keep morale high and for someone recovering from such a major surgery, it is no mean feat.

 

Our team is trained to handle such situations, giving you the comfort that your loved ones are in safe hands. We will ensure that they are motivated and keep moving towards their goal of leading a healthy and happy life. Our dedicated team of cardiac physiotherapists take great pride in ensuring their patients can lead independent and fulfilling lives.

Cardiac Physiotherapy

 

Undergoing cardiac surgery can be a stressful and anxious experience for everyone. But recovering from one is an equal effort intensive goal. This is where the field of Cardiac Physiotherapy enters the picture and changes the game to a great extent. This is a part of the overall Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs being conducted by almost all hospitals.

 

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is a multidisciplinary effort involving many health care professionals like Cardiologists, Nurses, Dietitians, Cardiac Physiotherapists, Pharmacists, psychologists, etc. Each member is trained in their field and contribute to the overall improvement of the patient.

 

Cardiac Rehabilitation programs are broken down into 4 stages

 

Phase 1: Immediately Post Operation

 

This is the first and the most intensive phase of the CR program with an emphasis on physiotherapy for cardiac patients, starting from the ICU. The physiotherapist works closely with your doctor and other staff to prepare a plan for you that includes:

 

  • Assessment of your health condition
  • Identifying a goal for you to achieve
  • Work with you on safe exercises to improve your mobility
  • Help you move with any precautions as prescribed by your doctor
  • Identify any risk factors that may lead to any further cardiac issues

 

Phase 2: Follow Up Routine

 

This is the next phase that starts when you get discharged from the hospital and return home. You will still be monitored by the team and expected to make frequent follow-up visits to the hospital. This also marks the second phase of your physiotherapy, since you can move a little more now.

 

An additional part of this phase is the inclusion of exercise to be done by oneself and training on how to monitor your health during exercises.

 

Phase 3: Transition

 

This is the phase where your visit to the hospital is minimized and you are encouraged to create an exercise routine, monitor your results and effects of exercise on your heart rate. By this phase, most of the other CR team members’ involvement may reduce significantly, but your cardiac physiotherapist will be actively involved with you, monitoring your progress. Physiotherapy for heart patients includes developing plans to improve their motor skills, stamina, and flexibility. This is what your physiotherapist helps you achieve.

 

Phase 4: Independent Monitoring

 

The last phase involves taking advantage of all the knowledge you have acquired in the previous 3 phases. Here you are expected to independently lead your daily life and take care of your health by following the guidelines of the previous phases. You can always contact your Cardiac Rehabilitation team for any help, however, this phase is focused towards helping you lead a normal life on your own.

Whenever we hear of the word “Heart Disease”, the only two words we think of are Heart Attack or Heart Failure. But, there is much more to heart diseases than these two. Multiple types of heart diseases can occur to a person. To understand the different types of treatments being prescribed by doctors or even to understand why is there a different type of physiotherapy for heart patients, we need to understand the different types of heart diseases. Some of the common types of heart ailments are:

 

1. Congenital Heart Ailments – These are what are commonly termed as “birth defects”, i.e. they are present right from the time a child is born. Some common types of congenital heart defects are septal defects and obstruction defects.

 

2. Arrhythmia – Although the name is not so common, this is the type of problem occurring most commonly. In the simplest terms, when the heart does not beat in a normal rhythm and instead beats either faster or slower, it is called arrhythmia.

 

3. Coronary Artery Diseases – The coronary arteries are vital parts of our body functioning as they provide oxygen and other nutrients to the heart. When these arteries become affected in any way (either diseased, damaged or blocked), the result can be quite disastrous.

As the medical field keeps discovering more and more types of diseases that can inflict the human heart, at the same rate treatments are being tried and perfected for each of these diseases. Some of the common treatments being given to cardiac patients are:

 

  • Medications
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Pacemaker installation

When it is the question of heart diseases, everyone prefers medical treatment and the frequently asked question is whether physiotherapy for cardiac patients is effective? To get an answer to this, what needs to be understood is that physiotherapy is not a replacement of medical treatment.

 

Instead, it is a supplement to the medicines, to help the affected patient regain their strength, stamina, and flexibility. Medical procedure can only try to fix the problem, whereas cardiac physiotherapy aims to help you maintain the new found health. Below listed are some of the most common benefits observed for the physiotherapy programs:

 

  • Strength building in the body and muscles after a surgery
  • Developing healthier habits including lifestyle changes, so that the effects of the surgery are long lasting
  • Stress Management leading to a happier and healthier life
  • Work with you to reduce the onset of depression post the surgery
  • Improving health rate and reducing the risk of further problems

So what types of exercises form part of the physiotherapy for cardiac patients? There are a variety of exercises the physiotherapists prescribe and practice. These depend on several factors including the status of the patient, their age, their stamina, their flexibility and the presence of other chronic ailments. Some of the standard exercises forming a part of cardiac physiotherapy are:

 

  • Deep Breathing Exercises with carried number of breaths for different patients or patients at different stages of recovery
  • Incentive Spirometry
  • Providing coughing support to the patients including physical support, support of a pillow and sternal support like Heart Hugger
  • Guidance of sternal precautions for patients having undergone open heart surgeries

We at Care24 completely understand the anxiety and stress associated with cardiac surgery. We all want the best for our loved ones and want them to recover quickly from any ailments. It is with this thought, we train our specially selected physiotherapists.

 

Our experienced team understands the importance of physiotherapy for heart patients extremely well and hence are there for them, every step of the way. While surgery is the biggest stage, recovering after a surgery and getting back to normal life is even more difficult. You need to keep morale high and for someone recovering from such a major surgery, it is no mean feat.

 

Our team is trained to handle such situations, giving you the comfort that your loved ones are in safe hands. We will ensure that they are motivated and keep moving towards their goal of leading a healthy and happy life. Our dedicated team of cardiac physiotherapists take great pride in ensuring their patients can lead independent and fulfilling lives.

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  • review rating 5  I got attendent for my ailing mother thru care 24. The best service i got...if i need infuture i will definitely go for care24 only...they are the best

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    3/21/2020
  • review rating 1  Worst!!! I am paying for professional services and the attendant is not professional. The level of disappointment is i have to terminate services on Day 1 itself. And still I am being told to pay for 1 day. Please assess the attendant before going for services from care24

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    5/07/2019
  • review rating 1  We had a ridiculously pathetic experience with them. Took an attendant service, a 10 day offer (rs 600 instead of their regular fee of rs 800), for my mother who had undergone an knee replacement surgery. In six days, 4 different attendants were assigned for no fault of ours. We had terrible experience going through the back-end team trying to explain the importance of sending only one attendant and not a different one every new day. The last person assigned wanted to leave by 5pm even though the timings were from 8am to 8pm. With this many other terrible instances in these 6 days, we had no option but to cancel the services. The back-end team were utterly useless in understanding the importance of having only one person assigned. They kept insisting that we pay for 800rs per day for 6 day and offer of rs 600 per day would be invalid. The management should look into this scam and take immediate action on the team. Note: Even though we wanted the services, we were forced to abandon it with no fault of ours. The back-end team has absolute disregard for the grievances of the client.

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    12/27/2018
  • review rating 1  Worst experience ever! Have hired a caregiver and a nurse. The nurse arrives late repeatedly inspite of being told about how critical medication timings are, falls asleep during day duty, is clueless about timings and medications inspite of us having guided them and has no sound medical knowledge whatsoever. She insisted that a fever of 99.7 is normal and even tried feeding the patient through riles tube with the patient lieing down inspite of there being a recliner arrangement. Neither the nurse or the attendant knew the correct way of lifting a patient from the bed, it was all ignorant tug and pull. Any complaints made to the organisation made no difference as they need more than a day to arrange for a replacement and one needs to deal with the same incompetent staff for another day or risk having no caregiver coming over (as bluntly informed by the call center) at all. Furtheron, the same performance continued the next day. In fact, in the absence of the family members it was observed through a baby monitor that the attendant and the nurse were sitting and chatting away while the patient was trying to sleep and literally PASSING FOOD OVER TO EACH OTHER OVER THE PATIENT! If this wasnt bad enough, the attendant developed a cough and a fever and when a call was made to care 24 asking them to send a replacement on the next day at least as the patient has low immunity, the organisation again gave a choice, we could have the same attendant and risk the patient getting sick, or have no attendant for the next day as they didn't have anyone available. Do not fall for the sales pitch of the executives over the phone as their premium prices and promises of exceptionally well trained staff is nothing but marketing mumbo jumbo. The professionalism and training of the staff that comes to your door is as garbage as the service of the organisation. More importantly, do not trust this organisation with the health and well being of your loved ones as no one in the entire heirarchy of care 24 really 'cares'. You would be better off hiring someone from a local agency. Have had much better experiences with randomly contacted nurses and attendants through justdial. Even though they live far, they reach on time The local organisations are also promptly able to provide replacements if need be. P.S. The 1000 or so rupees registration charge they take from you initially, is essentially a financial clickbait as its money they've made off you after they have stressed you out, contributed to deterioration of the patient and compelled you to suspend their services.

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    3/09/2020
  • review rating 5  We contacted care 24 for my Dad's physiotherapy. Our physiotherapist Dr Dharita is very knowledgeable and extremely patient. My Dad is showing a lot for improvement in terms of his movement.

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    3/21/2019

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Frequently Asked questions

  • When recovering from an illness or surgery, you look forward to returning to your own home and recuperating in an environment where you are comfortable, relaxed and safe. This is made possible with our in-home nursing services.
  • Care needs of those who are advanced in age and are unable to take care of themselves can be an overwhelming task for the rest of the family members. This often leads to the thought that a nursing home/care home is the only practical option left.
  • Complex care needs might make one want to consider moving to a nursing home to recover under the watch of trained professionals. Our in-home nursing services can help you recover in the comfort of your own home.
    Our in-home nursing services will help smoothen-out the transition from Hospital to Home
  • Recovery in familiar surroundings, surrounded by family, is proven to be quicker
  • Our nurses take care of your complex needs while helping you maintain your independence, lifestyle and daily routine.
  • Home care nursing helps those advanced in age too; for them home is where all their memories are, where their children and grand-children live. It is the place they feel needed and loved.
    With our home care nursing services, you can provide the best care for your loved one in the family home, without making any extra demands of your family members.

Care24’s trained nurses provide high quality home care nursing services for hospital like care at home. Whether you are looking for simple support in doing everyday tasks when recovering or need complex care that can be daunting for family members to undertake. Our nurses are highly trained medical professionals capable of providing hospital-like care in the comfort of your own home.

Our nurses are experienced in providing a complete range of nursing care specializations:

  • Taking medicines on time, monitoring blood pressure and other vitals, and fixing a diet plan
  • Oral and personal hygiene, feeding and bathroom assistance, or assistance with mobility
  • Caring and dressing wounds, handling IV infusions and other medical equipment, emptying catheter bags, colostomy bags and bed pans
  • Our nurses (females) or brothers (males) are highly qualified, experienced, and capable of providing hospital like nursing care in the comfort of your own home. All our Nurses go through a rigorous background check, a written exam and trained in all medical procedures that are listed below to ensure you get expert & professional in-home nursing services.
  • Our Nurses are medically qualified with BSc, GNM, or ANM degrees, and many years of experience with leading hospitals. Since each case is unique and may require specific skills, we also ensure that we identify and deploy which nurse will be best for your need.
  • Our nurses and brothers are discreet, and sensitive to the emotional and physical needs of the patient and other family members. Our Nurses are familiar with following a physician’s instructions when caring for a patient and empathic to offer encouragement and support to those who require our nursing care services.

You can fill a request form on our website or download our app and simply click a button to request a Nurse.

Provide us with medical details of the patient who needs nursing care, the tasks the nurse needs to do, the duration for which you need our in-home nursing services and your preferences of gender or language if any.

Our team will connect with you to confirm your requirement and send a nurse to take care of the patient. All our nurses are uniformed and carry identification to help you know that you are indeed letting a trained professional from Care24 into your home.