Exercising Safely After a Blood Clot

This month, we welcome Dr. Ellen Hillegass to answer some frequently asked questions about safely exercising after a blood clot. Dr. Hillegass is a physical therapist with a board certification in cardiovascular and pulmonary clinical specialty. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Physical Therapy at Mercer University in Atlanta, GA.

In this webinar, she will discuss:

  • Blood clots 101
  • Risk considerations after having a blood clot
  • How to safely exercise after a blood clot

Key takeaways:

  • Don’t be afraid to move!
  • Continue taking blood-thinning medications for as long as they’re prescribed
  • Choose safe exercises or take precautions to reduce the risk of bleeding
  • Use compression garments for arm or leg clots
  • Exercise is the most important post-clot intervention after medication

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