About Heart 2 Heart Cardiac Physiotherapy
Heart 2 Heart Cardiac Physiotherapy
Heart 2 Heart Cardiac Physiotherapy was established in 2013 by Karen Cradock a specialist cardiac physiotherapist. It is a practice committed to improving your quality of life in dealing with a chronic disease through exercise and education. Heart 2 Heart operates out of two centres:
- Kilcullen Business Campus, Kilcullen, Co, Kildare
- Merville Road, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin
Karen Cradock has worked extensively in rehabilitation both cardiac and medical in Ireland, England, New Zealand and Australia for almost twenty years. She completed a research masters in 2006 examining the role of exercise in patients with heart failure and was a pioneer in setting up heart failure rehabilitation services in heart failure in Ireland. She is currently Therapy Lead on the National Heart Failure Clinical Programme with the Health Service Executive where she continues to promote the role of Physiotherapy in the care of patients with heart failure.
She worked in St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin for thirteen years until November 2014 before concentrating on developing Heart 2 Heart Cardiac Physiotherapy.
Karen was President of the Irish Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation between 2015 to February 2018 where she promoted cardiac rehabilitation in Ireland and initiated the commencement of the National Data-set collection. She was part of a committee to complete the Irish National Guidelines in 2013. In July 2015, Karen was awarded Specialist Membership of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists in Ireland in recognition of her work in cardiac rehabilitation.