People with heart conditions like palpitations, heart failure, COPD and atrial fibrillation will work with a local family physician and a local cardiologist. If you take heart medication, a local pharmacist will also be a valuable part of your healthcare team. Some patients with heart conditions or those who are recovering from a cardiovascular surgery like a cardiac ablation might benefit from working with a local kinesiologist. Or, if you are taking part in a F.I.T.T. cardiac rehab program, a local kinesiologist can help you safely and effectively move through each phase. The F.I.T.T. principles were designed to help participants understand how long and hard they should exercise. A local kinesiologist is a medical provider that is trained in the study of human movement. A local kinesiologist uses a variety of scientific approaches (biomechanics, anatomy, physiology and psychomotor behavior) to treat patients. A local kindesiologist may use acupressure, nutritional advice, breathing exercises, muscle release and more to treat patients. If you’d like to learn more about how a local kinesiologist can help you manage your cardiovascular condition, start by talking with your local family physician.