THE ROLE OF PHYSICAL THERAPY IN IMPROVING THE FUNCTIONAL INDICATORS IN ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION (AHT) STAGE I-II
The paper approaches from a therapeutic point of view this present-day topic which is
the cardiovascular affection, respectively the arterial hypertension (AHT).
The hypotheses which were our starting point were the following: 1. we suppose that
by using a methodically carried out and progressively applied exercise programme, based on
continuous training, we will achieve a decrease of the tension values, closer to the normal
ones and 2. if we make up an exercise programme for a target heartbeat frequency of 75% of
the theoretical maximum heartbeat frequency, we will achieve a decrease of the heartbeat
frequency and a proper adaptation of the heart to effort required for the daily activities.
The purpose of the experiment is to achieve a decrease and even a tension value closer
to the normal one in the case of subjects with AHT stage I and II and finally to achieve a
social and professional integration to higher parameters, as well as an increase in the life
In the research carried out concerning the role of physical therapy in improving the
functional indicators in AHT stage I and II, the work hypotheses have been confirmed.