Home Exercise, Support Groups Boost Mobility in PAD Patients

Research suggests that people with peripheral artery disease can improve their walking duration if they participate in group therapy.

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Group therapy that encourages walking at home is helping people with peripheral artery disease (PAD) improve their mobility. A small study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that a group of PAD patients who attended weekly therapy sessions that promoted walking five days a week at home regained mobility, improved walking speed, and had less mobility loss compared to a group of PAD patients who attended general health information sessions that didnt stress home exercise.
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