Heart 2 Heart Testimonials
Mount Merrion, Dublin
I look forward to my Heart2Heart workout at Mount Merrion together with a regular group, safe under the personal care of an expert Cardiac Physio. Karen quickly gets to know her clients and trains us according to our ability and health. Lots of laughs.It’s fun.
After the trauma of a heart operation, I decided to enrol in Heart2Heart rehab sessions at Killashee Leisure Centre. I found these to be invaluable in helping me back towards former fitness levels. With each session my physical wellbeing and mobility increased. The quiet efficiency and skill of our physio Karen gave me great confidence in continuing exercising at home, in between the weekly sessions. I would definitely recommend these sessions to others. The road to recovery can be a difficult one; however the recovery process can be greatly assisted given a positive environment, knowledge base, skill, and professional links. I consider it a privilege to be able to say that in Heart2Heart I found these qualities to be available in abundance.
Heart 2 Heart Programme
Heart failure is an ever increasing problem throughout the Western world, and particularly in Ireland. The diagnosis of heart failure carries major physical, but also psychological implications where often confidence is lost with the diagnosis and patients withdraw from physical activity owing to understandable anxieties that physical activity may worsen their heart condition. It is for this reason that cardiac rehabilitation plays such a crucial role in the management of patients with heart failure.
All patients with a diagnosis are typically referred to a dedicated heart failure rehabilitation service in their local hospital and the feedback, following rehabilitation, is universally positive. Many however wish to continue the service and to this end the Heart to Heart programme, set up by Karen Cradock, now provides this service in the community outside the hospital setting. A large number of my patients are now part of this service and this has universally added to their physical well being, their mental well being and their confidence knowing the levels of exercise that they can safely perform. I would have no reservations in recommending the Heart to Heart service to all patients with heart failure.