Cardiovascular Conditions We Treat

Therapy For Cardiovascular Conditions

Cardiovascular conditions rank 2nd on the list of leading causes of deaths in Canada. They often develop over time and in the end, symptoms appear to manifest out of nowhere.

Cardiovascular issues can include high and low blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, and high cholesterol. You may already have been aware that physical activity is the best way to combat these issues. But let’s not kid ourselves. After years of inactivity, it can be daunting to take those first steps to being healthier.

If you've suffered from severe cardiovascular issues (heart attacks, bypass surgery, stent), you might not be sure how to become more active without over-stressing your system. You may feel weak and vulnerable, not knowing how to regain your strength and confidence.

"In many ways, working with Dr. Jaepel has given me a new life."

"After having lived with a serious heart condition for many years, I had to have two stints placed. After surgery, I was told that exercise would be essential for my heart health going forward. But I was not only weak, but also scared to start exercising with no previous experience.

In many ways, working with Dr. Jaepel has given me a new life. You see, I went from not knowing how to swim to participating in the ‘Big Swim’, which is the crossing of the Northumberland Strait between Nova Scotia and PEI. That’s a big deal. And what’s even more important is that I now enjoy exercising. I still look for new challenges, for new ways of doing things.

I know I am not the only one. Time and again, I have seen him turn around even quite hopeless cases. I stand 150% behind what Dr. Jaepel does at Platypus METT and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for support for cardiac recovery.”
- Michael Baxter, Digby

The Platypus METT Method: The Perfect Plan For Cardiovascular Fitness

Did you know Medical Exercise Therapy (MET) was originally created for the needs of cardiac patients? In Europe, the need for a specific approach for cardiac rehabilitation was recognized in the 1970s and MET was developed in response. While MET can still be considered the gold standard in heart health, its application has expanded to many other conditions.

At Platypus METT, we provide a variety of fun exercises to assist in re-developing your physical and mental capacities. Moreover, we ensure you are not alone on your journey. With our expert guidance, you will gain the confidence and optimism you need to restore your heart's health.

Cardio-Vascular Conditions We Treat:

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Here For You & Your Health Journey

It may be scary to engage in physical exercise at this point, but it is the best therapy for you. At Platypus METT, we will meet you where you are and support you in creating deeper trust in your heart.