Welcome to our Patient Education page!

Our team of professionals and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well-being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics, which can be found on the side of each page. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire website, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided below.

As always, you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns.

Cardiovascular conditioning improves circulation and strengthens the heart, lungs and blood vessels. It builds endurance and strength for the heart muscle, whether a person is well or recovering from a disease or injury. Exercise conditions the heart to work more efficiently, which helps prevent heart attacks or other heart ailments. It also increases oxygen to the blood, strengthens the heart and lungs, improves energy levels, burns calories and reduces cholesterol.

Like all muscles, the heart needs a steady program of exercise to help keep it fit. Moderate aerobic activity for at least 30 minutes six days a week is recommended for adults and 60 minutes of moderate aerobic activity each day is recommended for children.

To be aerobic, you must achieve a certain level of intensity in your workout, known as the target heart rate. To calculate your target heart rate, simply complete the following formula:

220 – Your Current Age = Maximal Heart Rate

Maximal Heart Rate x 65% = Target Heart Rate

In addition to aerobic activity, your physical therapist will likely recommend a series of strengthening exercises.


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St. Francis Medical Center Locations
Kneibert Clinic
686 Lester Street
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
 

Ozark Therapy

Ozark Plaza
2725 N Westwood Blvd Suite 17
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
P: 573-778-9348
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2705 N Westwood Blvd.
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
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Ozark Fitness

2705 N Westwood Blvd.
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
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Ozark Home Healthcare

2725 N Westwood Blvd. Suite 16
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
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