POTS is an intolerance to changes in position. People diagnosed with POTS experience symptoms whenever changing positions from lying down to standing. Symptoms may include light headedness, fainting, and a noticeable increase in heart rate.
Physical therapy is prescribed for patients with POTS to use exercise to improve endurance as well as decrease the onset of symptoms. Through building up tolerance of exercises in the standing position, patients are eventually improve their daily function symptom-free.
Physical therapists treat every case of POTS with care and attention. Monitoring your response to exercise is of the utmost importance to ensure safety. Feedback during physical therapy session as well as time between sessions is important in managing patient care.
If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with POTS, call 602-808-8989 to schedule an appointment today so you can start improving your function and stay in the game.
“Before I started therapy I couldn’t tolerate moderate – intense workouts w/o getting dizzy…I can now. I feel better about myself and can do workout classes I never thought I’d be able to do again.”
– Christy C.